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Beijing Opera Playgroup

By Michelle F - posted October 17, 2011

This was the first joint playgroup held by Boston University China Care Fund (BUCCF) and MIT China Care's Mentorship Committee, at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)! Find out more about our collaboration on our Playgroups page.

This time, the theme was Beijing Opera! After briefly covering the history of Beijing Opera and performing a puppet show of the first part of the story of the Monkey King, a popular Chinese tale, the children made opera-inspired masks and and headdresses. As usual, find photos of the playgroup in our photo gallery and on our Facebook Page.

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(Clockwise from Top Left) [1] One of the enthusiastic children at our event [2] Playgroup volunteers demonstrate how to make a Monkey King crown [3] Posing with her completed mask and proud parent [4] Delicious sponge cake for the families, fresh from a Chinatown bakery [5] BUCCF Vice-President Judy talks with the parents as the kids play


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