As time goes by, whether in ceremony or in social meeting, it is very common that Chinese people wear suit to express they treat this occasion formal. In this way, it represents that peoples’ thought changes western. However, there is a situation that you can hardly see the suits, instead people wear Chinese–style gown, in which is the of preference of crosstalk.
Crosstalk is a Chinese folk art, which develops very well in North China, especially in Beijing and Tianjin. Early in the Song Dynasty, crosstalk has appeared, and it was called Xiangsheng in Chinese, which originally meant that ventriloquists made their performance funny through imitating all kinds of sounds. Xiangsheng absorbs local culture and add innovation to form its own performance style, during the development process. Crosstalk, as the traditional art of Chinese culture, it attracts a large number of audiences, because of humorous, funny. Crosstalk shows people that Chinese as language can be expressed in a funny way, and the art can be particularly demonstrated.
Crosstalk can be divided into single, couple and group crosstalk. In Spring Festival Gala, crosstalk is an essential program and good crosstalk will give a deep impression to audiences. There are many crosstalk masters, such as Baolin Hou, Ji Ma, and so on. Meanwhile, there are many outstanding young crosstalk performers as well, which includes foreign performers, such as Dashan, whose real name is Mark Rowswell coming from Canada.These foreigners are profoundly impressed by the charm of crosstalk and traditional Chinese culture.
Crosstalk is the treasure of Chinese culture, also it is a traditional art with Chinese characteristics. As Chinese, we should pay more attention to our traditional culture, inherit and continue to introduce it to the whole world.