Peking Opera is a form of traditional Chinese Theater which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics. It arose in the late 18th century and became fully developed and recognized by the mid-19th century. With their elaborate and colorful costumes, performers are the only focal points on Beijing opera's characteristically sparse stage. They utilize the skills of speech, song, dance and combat in movements that are symbolic and suggestive, rather than realistic. Our jersey is taken from the official poster from the Peking Opera's first US appearance in the 1980's.