（ECNS）-- Ghaffar Pourazar wowed the Peking Opera audience with his vivid performance of the Monkey King.
The Iranian-British artist has been a big fan of Bruce Lee and curious about China since childhood.
In 1993, he happened to watch Peking Opera in London and was captivated by the beautiful voices, costumes and postures.
So in 1994, he arrived in China on his own and became a student of Peking Opera at a Beijing school.
At the age of 32, he had to learn with teenagers every day, starting from the most basic training of the legs and waist.
At the time, he was mostly challenged by Nianbai, or stage dialogue.
Four years later, he began learning to perform the Monkey King,an adaption from the Chinese classic novel Journey to the West.
Ghaffar today is not only fluent in the Beijing dialect but also well-known in Peking Opera circles.
To promote Peking Opera, Ghaffar often teaches the traditional art form at schools in the United States, Britain and other countries.
When he found that the language barrier is the biggest obstacle,he started to translate Peking Opera song lyrics.
In the past 10 years, he has performed in more than 400 shows.