Min opera artist collects rare items in self-built exhibition hall

2021-07-16 Editor : Luo Pan ECNS App Download

(ECNS) -- Hundreds of precious collections are on display at the Min opera exhibition hall founded by Chinese artist Ou Chengbin in Shipai Village in Fuzhou, southeast China's Fujian Province.

These documents and props, from old play scripts and music scores to costumes and decorations from different periods, tell the history of Min opera, a major tradition popular in Fujian Province.

Ever since he entered Fuzhou Art School at the age of 8, Ou has been passionate about the art for decades.

Now, the 71-year-old is head of the Min Opera Troupe of Jin'an District in Fuzhou.

In his 60-year career, Ou has developed into an all-rounder capable of directing, acting and scriptwriting.

In 2019, he led villagers to complete Jin'an District's first Min opera performance at Shipai Village Cultural Center.

During rehearsals, a new idea of inheriting Min opera came to him, so he began establishing this Min opera exhibition hall.

He used more than 200 file photos and 450 documents and items to show the history of Min opera.

Ou believes that the inheritance of Min opera also needs to be supported by innovation and creativity.

Last year, the Min opera performance created by him, which focuses on garbage sorting, was well received.

Ou said though he has spent most of his life performing and studying Min opera, he does not want to stop. He hopes to create more excellent Min opera works.


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