Anshun Dixi Drama
Introduction to Anshun Dixi Drama (安顺屯堡地戏)
Anshun Dixi Drama, also known as Anshun Ground Opera, is a kind of local drama that is quite popular at local Anshun regions. Every year when Spring Festival and around Lantern Festival，you will see common drama performance at local Anshun villages. People at Anshun perform Dixi drama for the purpose of entertainment and drive away evil spirits.
Dixi drama was created by local farmers at Anshun in the first place, and is handed down from generations to generations. Performers of Dixi Drama usually wear a piece of dark green cloth on the face, a mask on the forehead and dressed up in war suits. Dixi Drama is performed by the artistic methods of singing, reading and presenting folk stories and legends from those famous books like "Romance of the Three Kingdoms", "the Romance of Entitling Gods", and "Generals of the Yang Family ".
Anshun Dixi Drama is characterized by wearing a mask in the forehead which has a history of thousands years. These masks are made of lilac or poplar wood by fine and exquisite handwork and carving. Each mask has its own characteristics and colors, referring to different characters in Dixi Drama.
Tianlong Town, Pingba County, Anshun City, Guizhou Province
Take coach from Jinyang Coach Station in Guiyang to South Pingba Bus Station. Fare: RMB 23. Pingba - Tianlong, Fare: RMB 3.5.
Better not paying a visit during Chinese holidays, for it will be extremely crowded.
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