FILE - In this March 7, 2006 file photo, Cantonese opera performers showcase their years of training in delicate gestures in front of an elaborate stage set during a performance at a makeshift ... more 
FILE - In this March 7, 2006 file photo, Cantonese opera performers showcase their years of training in delicate gestures in front of an elaborate stage set during a performance at a makeshift theatre, facing the audience behind the bright red stage curtain in Hong Kong. Hong Kong's Academy for Performing Arts said in a statement Monday, May 16, 2011, the school will start offering a bachelor's program in Cantonese Opera in September 2013, in the latest effort to preserve the traditional southern Chinese art form that the United Nations has designated a key cultural heritage. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Vincent Yu, File
Mon, May 16, 2011 5:34 AM EDT