Tibetan Opera - Dancing China
Tibetan Opera team from Niangre village
Picture taken on May 1, 2012 shows folk Tibetan Opera team from Niangre village performing traditional Tibetan Opera in Norbulingka in Tibet.
Tibetan Opera, also called "the living fossil of Tibet culture", is an ancient art form that has developed over the centuries. Having a history of more than 600 years，it tells stories through the forms of singing and dancing. The Tibetan people have long cherished this important aspect of their folk culture and it has become part of who they are. Tibetan Opera has been listed in the first batch of National Intangible Culture in 2006 and was added to the UNESCO's World Intangible Culture Heritage List.
非物质文化遗产fēi wùzhì wénhuà yíchǎn：the UNESCO's World Intangible Culture Heritage
To watch Tibetan Opera
People in Tibet watch Tibetan Opera in Zongjiaolukang Park in the photo taken on August 24, 2009.
Tibetan Opera performance
Tibetan Opera performance attracts many citizens and tourists in the photo dated May 1, 2012 shows.
students show classic poses
Picture taken on April 3, 2011 shows 18 students of Tibetan Opera major from University of Tibet showing their classic poses in the performance. In 2008, the Art School of University of Tibet chose 18 students mainly from Tibet and formed the first Tibetan Opera class in China. After three years of professional training, they have learned so many things about Tibetan Opera and injected fresh blood and hope for this traditional national art.
performing Tibetan Opera
Picture taken on August 20, 2009 shows students from primary school performing Tibetan Opera at the Potala Palace Square.
Wen Cheng Princess
Photo take on August 21, 2008 shows stage photo from the Tibetan Opera “Wen Cheng Princess”.