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Yueju Opera talent hopes for broader audience

Reality show highlights female prowess, giving artist a platform to share traditional performance with the modern world, Xing Wen reports.

By Xing Wen | China Daily | Updated: 2024-07-11 06:11

Yueju Opera actress Chen Lijun looks stunning in various styles in the show Riding Wind, which drew wide attention on traditional culture. [Photo provided to China Daily]

The hit music reality show Riding Wind is a stage production showcasing female talent. Since its inception in 2020, it has been a platform for women over 30 to display their charms and talents through various pop music performances.

As a spotlight illuminated the vast, empty stage, the camera slowly zoomed in to reveal a handsome figure dressed in exquisite hanfu.

Holding a folding fan and radiating an heroic aura through eyes, the performer presented a Yueju Opera song with delicate vocals, portraying the image of a carefree, unambitious knight-errant of ancient China.

As the performance concluded, the audience waved red glow sticks and loudly chanted "Chen Lijun", the performer's name, over and over.

The energy was palpable, with enthusiastic screams and waving red lights that created an atmosphere more electrifying than a show put on by a pop star.

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