WANGYUXUAN XU

许王昱璇

Mark Burhans plays violin on the Court Street in Athens, Ohio on Nov. 5, 2016. He and his wife, Hilarie Burhans sometimes play the music on street for personal interest during the weekend.

Reilly Moore #14 of Ohio fights with Elliot Tisdale #22 and Ben Cirba #35 of Pitt during the second period of the men’s ice hockey game between Ohio and Pitt at Bird Avena on Feb. 4, 2017, in Athens, Ohio. The fight started by the Ohio Bobcats’ shot on goal and the Ohio scored a 8-4 victory over the Pitt.

Vince Salpietro, who is in Production Design and Technology Graduate Program, paints the wall props in Kantner Hall’s scene shop in Athens, Ohio, on Wednesday, Feb. 22th, 2017. He made the props for the upcoming show “Rover”.

Marilyn Riley, who is Gunner Myers’s great-grandmother, plays with Gunner Myers, Fred Myers and Jamie Myers’ 3-year-old son during Gunner’s birthday bingo in the kitchen of St Peter & Paul Parish Hall in Wellston, Ohio, on March. 12, 2017. Gunner Myers got Spinal Muscular Atrophy which is a disease that affects the spinal cord and the ability to control the body’s muscles when he was 11 months old. This annual event was aim to raise the funds to get Gunner the treatment he needs.

Gos Schmillen, a brewmaster from the Little Fish Brewing Factory, squats behind three rows of wine barrels on March. 27, 2017, in Athens, Ohio. Little Fish Brewing Factory is an microbrewery which uses organic malts and local specialty grains, such as corn and spelt. They currently have 16 different brews on tap.

Marilyn Wentworth hugs her male alpaca, Rocko, after cleaning his eyes, at Phoenix Hill Farm in Athens, Ohio, on April 18, 2017. Marilyn has been breeding Suri alpacas for 10 years, and she refers to these alpacas as her babies.

Chloe Kunkel,12, looks inside the paw paw fruit costume in Paw Paw festival in Albany, Ohio on Sep. 16, 2017.

Rosanne Krager gives her customer’s dog some treat when the vacuum cleaner is on in her dog training class in Athens Ohio, on Oct. 17, 2017. She tried to let these dogs get used to the noise that these machines made so they can stay calm.

Guansheng Wang, a local farmer, walks across the abandoned greenhouses built by migrant workers to his property for harvesting in Wangxiu town in Taicang, China, on Dec. 17, 2017.  Because of the rapid economic re-emergence of Taicang city, the young adults in this town all move to the urban areas permanently and the old generation choose to stay in the countryside. People live in here no longer depend on  agriculture for livelihoods so most of them rent their property to migrant workers. These migrants built up these greenhouses and use pesticides for improving productivity. The abuse of pesticides contaminates soil, water, turf, and other vegetation. Tragically, after doing all these things, they just abandoned the polluted land and moved to a new place to get a new start. 

Two young Kunqu actresses, Dan Miu (left), Jijing Hu (right), do rehearsal in Kunqu Opera Theater in Suzhou, China, on Dec. 26th, 2017. "Sifan 思凡” is one act of the Kunqu play “孽海记” which tells the story of a buddhist nun. She betrayed her believes and eloped with her lover, a buddhist. Usually it is performed by one single person but now what we are seeing is the updated version -"duo Sifan" - performed by two actress.

The "duo Sifan" haven’t been performed on the stage for about 30 years because it requires superb skills and harmonious corporations. It asks the two performers to act like one single person. One’s acting should be like another’s reflection in the mirror. 
And also, Kunqu Opera is intangible and be transmitted from generation to generation by oral and face-to face communication. The only two artist who can perform this act are around 80 years old so there is no much time for them to pass this skills to young actors. They decided to do this in this winter vacation and the two actress in the image only have one months for remembering all the lines, all the dances and cooperate perfectly with their partner. This image was shoot one day before they did an officially video recording. Though their performance hasn't been perfectly done, it is still glad to see that the duo Sifan doesn’t fade away but be reborn on the stage.

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