Asian American Center of Frederick is celebrating the Chinese New Year in partnership with New Spire Arts. Join us for an afternoon of performance and food/drink to ring in the new year. The DC Beijing Opera will be the featured performers for the afternoon.
All inclusive ticket holders receive access to the performance, reception, and auction. Auction includes both silent and live and raffle; Reception includes refreshments of Asian delicacies.
Beijing Opera, or Chinese Opera, or Peking Opera (simplified Chinese: 京剧; traditional Chinese: 京劇; pinyin: Jīngjù) is a form of traditional Chinese theatre which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics. It arose in the late 18th century and became fully developed and recognized by the mid-19th century. The art form has come to be regarded as one of the cultural treasures of China and made the list of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Major performance troupes are based in Beijing and Tianjin in the north, and Shanghai in the south. The art form is also preserved in Taiwan, where it is known as Guoju (國劇; pinyin: Guójù). It has also spread to other countries such as the United States and Japan.