Passing down to young generations
In 2016, primary and high schools in Wuhan began to offer drama courses. The event has made CCTV, Xinhua News Agency, and other central media outlets' headlines over the past year.
To date, the city has organized a series of activities such as opera performances and lectures in primary and high schools as well as colleges and universities. The Han Opera Summer Camp and Parent-children Drama Summer Camp organized by the Wuhan Han Opera Theater, Wuhan Chu Opera Theater and others, invited the parents and children to go backstage to experience the world of drama production and to try on costumes.
Starting in September 2016, primary and high schools in the city introduced a reader's guide to traditional operas compiled by the Wuhan Publishing House. The book, the first of its kind in China, includes stage photos and cartoon theatrical figures, and features interactive activities. The readers can listen to opera highlights by scanning the QR codes in the book.
Earlier this year, an opera training class for teachers was launched. The class aims to improve their artistic competence relating to traditonal aesthetic ideas.