As we hear music and the sound of people´s voices outside the screen, a man stares at us. We see a close-up of a Beijing opera singer´s hand gesturing while we hear the sounds of the street including honking cars. The man is in a run-down circus tent that is difficult to see now even in China. We continue hearing the sound of Beijing opera musical instruments and the people´s voices. The man is still practicing the hand gestures. Worn-out shoes, a cracked mirror, the man puts on make-up and tries on the clothes. His face is blank as if he has lost all his dreams. The mirror reflects the image of a girl who is looking at him fascinated. But he continues to practice his movements between the run-down circus tents. It is time for the performance. He finishes putting on the costume and the make-up. Outside the screen, we hear the voice of this man Yuan Ping. For him, there is no such thing as a dazzling stage any more. He is merely a male singer dressed in woman´s clothes, a spectacle to draw the customers. The movements that he has practiced are unnecessary for this stage. Wearing a foolish-looking costume like a pierrot, dancing a clumsy dance, he has become a cheap entertainer in a circus that nobody comes to so that he can survive.
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