I once tried learning Cantonese opera singing, just so I could wear the elaborate costumes and pretty hair accessories. :P
For the first few lessons, I have to learn to gracefully twirl fans and 10-foot silk sleeves. *fun*
I have to learn floor exercises, somersaults and use of stage weapons. *exhausting*
I love the the makeup session though. The thick face paint worn by characters is very elaborate and characteristic. The makeup indicates the personality, the mental state and trustworthiness of the characters. Evil villains wear white make-up, while loyal characters have red colour painted on their faces.
The younger audiences won’t watch Cantonese opera as it’s too long and they don’t understand the language. sigh......
No point learning if nobody is going to watch my performance. *gives up*
We are preparing to celebrate out National Day! A young boy getting his face painted with the Singapore national flag at our National Day carnival.
Happy 46th Birthday Singapore!