Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Chinese Opera - Backstage
These are taken at Klang's The Nine Emperor Gods Festival (Chinese: 九皇爺 pinyin:jiǔhuángyé, Hokkien (Min Nan): Kow Ong Yah, Cantonese: Kow Wong Yeh) is a Chinese festival to celebrate the return from heaven to earth of the Nine Emperor spirits, who are worshipped as one deity known as Ma Zu, Ma Tzu or Tian Hou (Chinese: 妈祖/天后), literally means Queen of Heaven who represent health, wealth and prosperity.
How much longer can this culture stand the test of time ? Mr Ong, the owner of this troupe from Muar told me. He is giving 3 to 5 years before we have to totally import opera actors from China or Taiwan for play here. Even now, Mr Ong have to enlist 2 actors from Taiwan..
all the exif is still intact, you can check out for other photos as well :)
We are actually looking for the chinese opera troupe to have performance,
could you pls email the details to me: email@example.com
Mr Ong Ah Seng
Tel: 019-665 5695, 012-356 5612, 012-361 4861 (yeah, he has many contact numbers)
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