March 28, 2010

vanished/vanishing landscape

And now I show you a few street opera posters in the 90s.

The first two were for a street opera in 1995 and 1997 at a site in Chinatown. I remember there were two other sites with street opera shows at certain times of the year - at Mosque street and Keong Siak Road. But all of them have vanished.

These two were for the well-known (to Cantonese opera fans) San Wang Wu Ti street opera at Chinatown. Both posters were for 1996 - one for March and one for September, a total of 37 days and there were more big stars. In recent years there was one performance each year lasting about two weeks. I think this landscape will vanish too. Hope I am wrong.

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