Tongzi Opera

As a form of acting in folk blessing activities in Jiangsu Province, Tongzi Opera is the most popular in Nantong City. This performance form can be dated back to thousands of years ago. The opera is sung in Nantong dialect and accompanied by percussion instruments. The strange and peculiar voice is high-pitched with sorrow, which often leaves deep impressions. The contents are mostly about to slay the demons and hunting ghosts, or other supernatural stories. In 2008, it was listed in the “Representative Projects of the National Intangible Cultural Heritage in China”.