Sichuan Opera is one of the Han operas, which is popular in central and Eastern Sichuan, Chongqing, Guizhou and Yunnan. Among them, the face-changing of Sichuan Opera is an important part of Sichuan Opera performing art, and it is an artistic treasure created and inherited by the past generations of Sichuan Opera artists.
Sichuan Opera Face Change is one of the special performances of Sichuan Opera. It is used to reveal the inner and emotional changes of the characters in Sichuan Opera. In the performance of Sichuan Opera, with the turn of the plot, the mood of the characters changes accordingly. The face-changing of Sichuan Opera transforms the invisible and insensitive Abstract mood and psychological state into a visible and perceptible concrete image - Facebook. Sichuan Opera's "face change" is called "national treasure, exquisite, spectacular". With a twist of the head and a wave of the hand, a dozen faces can be turned out, such as black face, white face, flower face, red face, face and grimace. There are three ways to change one's face: wiping, blowing and pulling. In addition, there is a kind of "luck" to change one's face. Facial paints are applied to the forehead or eyebrows. If only the lower half of the face is changed, the paints can be applied to the face or nose. During the performance, as the plot needs, it will be pulled one by one. Come down, pull face "has certain difficulty. It has been reported that the fastest speed for face-changing artists can be achieved, and a face can be created in 270 seconds.
Legend has it that when faced with ferocious beasts, ancient people sketched their faces in order to survive and scare away invading beasts, while Sichuan opera actors moved "face-changing" to the stage, making it a unique art in China with wonderful skills, and many foreigners came to admire it. Chinese traditional art has a unique charm. If you have the opportunity, you might as well go to Sichuan and experience the charm of Sichuan Opera for yourself.