The artist is exhausted 许大爷累了

(中文在英文下面)

Last time when I saw Jiazhi Xu, 78, he looked exhausted and a bit weak. Although he was dressed up as usual, he didn’t perform as much as he used to. When he got home, he threw himself to bed and said,  “I am so tired. I am getting old.”

Tonight I called to ask how Xu and his colleagues were doing and was told Xu left for Dongguan the other day. His daughter came to pick him up because he had a heart disease. Over a month ago, one of their colleagues, Yanqin Zhang left the coup also because of a health problem. The three who still stay are planning to leave for home soon.  Little by little this Opera coup shrinks. I hope it won’t disappear.

More can be seen here:

http://chenxphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery/Yu-opera-040112/G0000uSydyZJ7H28/

http://chenxphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery/Yu-Opera-on-the-Street-031412/G00002.Hkb6oF.EM/

http://chenxphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery/Yu-Opera-on-the-Street/G0000dg4Qrb2dHVg/

上次拍街头豫剧老艺人,在两周前。发现许家志大爷特别疲累,有点虚弱。虽然仍是盛装打扮,行头不减,但他的演出大大减少了,大多时候是坐在一边看黄待仁大爷唱。那晚回到家,他立马倒到床上,不断地说,“累了。我老了啦。”

今晚,韩清江大叔告诉我,许大爷有心脏病,前天被女儿接去东莞了。他以后大概不会再唱戏了。之前,与他们一同唱戏的张艳芹大妈也因为健康问题,离开这个小团队,回老家养病了。韩叔叔和妻子陈霞,同事黄待仁也将很快离开广州,回河南老家。

这里有更多图片:

http://chenxphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery/Yu-opera-040112/G0000uSydyZJ7H28/

http://chenxphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery/Yu-Opera-on-the-Street-031412/G00002.Hkb6oF.EM/

http://chenxphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery/Yu-Opera-on-the-Street/G0000dg4Qrb2dHVg/

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