Reputation amongst the Peking Opera scene is a hard earned title, worth blood and sweat during years of disciplined training. There is a lot to learn from a career choice as such, however it is vital to recognize the negative aspects as well.
It is well known that such an old tradition is nothing light minded when it comes to theatre and etiquette. A perfect example of such masterful performance is the the dazzling Beijing Opera at the Liyuan Theatre venue. There you can show the performers in their true element, which consists of discipline, structure as well as pride in a smooth artistic fashion.
Such an achievement is not always well understood in the western society. The key essence of it all is the unquestionable attitude of the practitioners. One must dedicate themselves to the teacher without any doubt in mind. This not only requires endurance but often requires the task of going against the will of the individual. Only after years of dedication, one can start to see what one has achieved. It is a solution based focus on life, only thinking in the current moment on how to keep on going with the task at hand. Beyond all this is the very last moment when the learning of the highest order becomes part of oneself. It is when you throw away all that you have learned in order to distance yourself from oneself. This is the hardest part of the process and the only way to truly walk you through the moment of realization, which ultimately makes you a master, a teacher of the Beijing Opera art.
Negativity however is often ignored in Chinese culture and can thus work against one self. Walking the path of life without a doubt works for as long as other people respect you. Sometimes at such circumstances there is a need to defend oneself incase of any wrongdoing from the part of others, usually even the people that are closest to you.
Understand the latter aspect of the learning process would truly enable to take Peking Opera into new heights of learning and development. Until such realization the performing art will remain as a look into the history of the Chinese culture and it’s people. A valuable form as such, but moving on could have great benefits to enrich Chinese career life in a form of culture and bring back the true beauty of Chinese opera.