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CHINESE

AND
ZIMBABWEAN TRADITIONAL
ARTS

GRACE MOYO :2017178039


KARREN L KONDO :2017178091
WADZANAI MUTERO :2017178038
Performing Arts
CHINA ZIMBABWE
ZIMBABWEAN TRADITIONAL
CHINESE OPERA DANCE

• ANCIENT CHINESE STORY TELLING • TRADITIONAL DANCES


THROUGH PERFOMANCES
• BEIJING OPERA IS THE MOST • STORYTELLING USING SONG
FAMOUS AND PRESTIGIOUS ONE
AS DANCE
• FOUR MAIN CHARACTERS- SHENG
(laosheng, xiaosheng, wusheng), DAN • USUALLY PERFOMED DURING
(quingyi, huadan, wudan, laodan), JING,
CHOU FESTIVALS, FUNERALS AND
• FACIAL MAKEUP-RED( loyalty and CELEBRATIONS
bravery), WHITE( treachery and evil),
BLACK(honesty and bravery) • TRADITIONAL GARB
• DIFFERENT COSTUMES- RED(high
rank), BLUE(low rank)
• BESIDES THE BEIJING OPERA- PING
OPERA, YUE OPERA, YU OPERA,
HUANGMEI, SICHUAN OPERA
CHINA ZIMBABWE
MARTIAL ARTS
TRADITIONAL DANCE
TRADITIONAL MUSIC
TRADITIONAL MUSIC
CHINA ZIMBABWE
• CHINESE INSTRUMENTS DO • INSTRUMENTS BLEND IN
NOT BLEND IN.
• THERE IS HARMONY
• THERE IS NO HARMONY BUT
FILLED WITH EMOTIONS • DATES BACK TO AS EARLY AS
• DATES BACK AS EARLY AS 1600 AD
ZHOU DYNASTY • USUALLY PLAYED AS CHORAL
• USUALLY PLAYED AS SOLO • BEST PLACE TO WITNESS THIS
RATHER THAN CHORAL TYPE OF MUSIC IS AT
• BEST PLACE TO SEE CHINESE FESTIVALS
MUSIC IS AT A FUNERAL OR
PERFORMING ARTS (OPERA)
PIPA MBIRA
SUONA
BHOSVO
DRUMS NGOMA
TRADITIONAL INSTRUMENTS IN HARMONY WITH WESTERN INSTRUMENTS
VISUAL ARTS
PAINTINGS

• CHINA USED BAMBOO , PAPER AND • ZIMBWE USED STONES AND


SILK CAVES AS THEIR CANVASES
• USED INK AND COLORED PIGMENT • USED ANIMAL BLOOD AND JUICES
• THREE GROUPS OF PAINTINS(FIGURE FROM TREE BARKS AND LEAVES
LANDSCAPE AND FLOWER PAINTINGS)
IRON AND STONE TOOLS
CHINA ZIMBABWE
VISUAL ARTS
POTTERY

CHINA ZIMBABWE
VISUAL ARTS
(SCULPTURING)
VISUAL ARTS
BASKET WEAVING
CONCLUSION

• ANCIENT ARTS HELPED SHAPE THE HISTORIES AND WAY


OF LIFE FOR BOTH COUNTRIES. ALTHOUGH IN ZIMBABWE
MOST OF THE TRADITIONAL FESTIVALS AND ACTIVITIES
INVOLVED IN ANCIENT ARTS ARE NOT SO COMMON
ANYMORE, SOMEHOW THEY MANAGED TO SHAPE THE
PEOPLE’S WAY OF LIFE AND MORAL OBLIGATIONS JUST
AS MUCH AS THE CHINESE WAY OF LIFE WAS ALSO
SHAPED BY THEIR HISTORY IN WHICH ANCIENT ARTS IS A
MAJOR PART OF.
• EXPRESSIONS IN EVERYTHING THEY DID
• ACKNOWLEDGING THE PAST.