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Face-Changing

Master Sen Gao is a professional Chinese martial artist with more than 25 years of experience

who holds 16 world championship titles in martial arts. Sen Gao is also a skilled professional face-changing performing artist.

"Face-Changing" (Bian Lian in Chinese) is an ancient Chinese dramatic art that is part of the more

general Sichuan opera. Performers wear brightly colored costumes and move to quick, dramatic music.

They also wear vividly colored masks, typically depicting well known characters from the opera, which

they change from one face to another almost instantaneously with the swipe of a fan, a movement of the

head, or wave of the hand. Face-changing is an important subgenre of Chinese Sichuan opera. Sichuan

opera is one of the Han Chinese operas, popular in eastern and central Sichuan, Chongqing and Guizhou

Province, Yunnan Province. Sichuan Opera masks are the important part of the Sichuan Opera

performing, they are treasures that the ancient opera artists work together to create and pass down.