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If you want to see the real folk arts performance and taste of nightlife in the best teahouse, you could getting to the Lao She Teahouse in Beijing, there have nightly entertainment features a mix of traditional acrobatics, classic Peking opera, marvelous face changing show and some highlights of local plays. You will be served by staff clad in traditional long gown as you sip big bowl of tea and nibble on Beijing-style snacks.
Beijing Folk Art Theatre:
Folk Arts Info
Mostly folk art performances or old variety show has come from the famous Tianqiao areas of Beijing, Tianqiao, also known as Sky Bridge, It is a prosperous and boisterous market resounding home and abroad. It enjoys a long history. Way back in the reign of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty, Tianqiao took on its original form and made great headway during the late Qing Dynasty and early Republic of China when all the folk arts and acrobatics made their appearance in it.
The most popular local folk arts in Beijing including: Shadow Puppet Play, Dragon Dance, Zhongfan, Jangar, Puppet Shows, Shulaibao, Yangko Dance, One-string fiddle, ventriloquism, tranditional magics, two-man comic show, Face Changing and Chinese wrestling.
Zhongfan (literally, Flag Balancing) is originated from the imperial performance item and evolved into a program in the folk temple fair. Playing and wielding Zhongfan is a traditional acrobatic item in Chinese folk life, 'Fan' is a kind of flag, and its size varies, The fan will be on the forehead or on the stretched arm of the performer. A series of breath-taking movements will be performed with the fan never departing from their body and the pole never falling onto the ground.
Shadow puppet play, also called 'shadow play', is a dramas form in which the player holds the human figures that are engraved by the animal hides with colored paintings, and reflected on the curtain through the light, singing and dancing controlled by the player with the silk string, gongs and drums music, playing a series of stories.
Dragon Dance, which originated from China, are traditional Chinese folk activities and folk dance forms. with the 'Dragon' made of grasses, bamboos and cloth as the main prop. Dragon dance is very popular around China during the Spring Festival and the Festival of Lanterns. Dragon in Chinese culture is a symbol of fortune, nobility, bravery and, especially, power.
Shulaibao, known as 'Doggerel', a folk art featuring rhythmic storytelling to clapper accompaniment, It is popular across China. Originally, it was performed by street entertainers in front of shops for money. In their performances, the entertainers would praise the goods in the shops as treasures for their diversity and exquisiteness, hence the name 'Shulaibao', which literally means 'counting treasures'.
Folk Art Show - Discount Lao She Teahouse Tickets Booking
Lao She Teahouse has hold a nightly folk arts performance while provide fine Chinese teas and Qing-style snacks, shows time is 7:45-9:15pm, We offer the best discount tickets for all the Zone, The details price of Folk Arts at Lao She Teahouse as followed:
Green Zone (Row 9, 10, 11): 180 Yuan
Pink Zone (Row 6, 7, 8): 270 Yuan
Yellow Zone (Row 3, 4, 5): 360 Yuan
Blue Zone (Row 2): 450 Yuan
Red Vip Zone (Row 1): 520 Yuan
Note: All tickets including Chinese palace teas and some snacks
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Confirmation Tickets and Prices
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