The Beijing Opera of China is inscribed on UNESCO's World Intangible Cultural Heritages List in 2001, and is a national treasure with a history of more than 200 years. It is the most influential sort of traditional operas in China. The performers' make up sessions take hours to apply, using the color red, purple, black, white, blue, green, yellow, dark red, gray, golden and silver, with each color representing a unique stereotype character.
These photographs were made during a performance in New York City's Chinatown.
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