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Looks at the rise and fall of a revolutionary kind of Chinese opera which replaced traditional Beijing opera during the Cultural Revolution, under the direction of Mao's wife Jiang Qing, and its revival in recent years. Features excerpts and interviews with performers.
Yang Ban Xi was the name given to the group of performers that would put on extravagant propaganda productions during the Cultural Revolution. Take a look at this art form, its unique performers, and the madame that oversaw it all.