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Chinese Mask Change Performer


He Hongqing is China's fastest performer of face mask changing, a dazzling display of gesture and trickery that forms an important part of traditional Sichuan Opera. Face changing began 300 years ago, long after the original Sichuan opera - a traditional Chinese opera originating in China's southwestern Sichuan province. Swapping the brightly colored masks is used to reflect changes in a character's mood. Impressive stuff! And check out that poster artwork in the background while he is being interviewed!