Mike, Have you ever seen a Peking Opera?
Of course. Peking Opera is kind of symbol of China. I suppose every foreigner would manage to see one.
Definitely. What do you think of Peking Opera?
Well, it is an admirable art and at the same time a difficult abstract art.
So it is. Peking Opera synthesizes music, drama, dancing, and acrobatics along with very elaborate costumes and a minimum of props, according to traditions and customs dating back as far as the twelfth century.
Oh, I don't know that! You guys are lucky to have such wonderful heritage.
Yes,we are. But there are not many fans of Peking Opera left. Many people are worried about its future.
That is a common problem for all classic arts. But I believe there will always be some people who like it and pass it on to the next generation.
So do I. Listen, let's go to see a Peking Opera together some time!