推劇 Tuiju (Tui opera)
Inscribed list: Anhui Provincial ICH List
Inventory no.: IV-5
Nominating unit(s): Huainan City, Fengtai County; Fuyang City, Yingshan County
Tui opera (Tuiju) evolved from the flower-drum operetta in Anhui Province in the 1930s. This dramatic form declined in the 1980s. Its original name is Siju tuizi (four-sentence tuizi). It originated from Huaihe River basin, formed in Fengtai county, Huainan City. The Tui opera took in folk songs, local traditional opera, folk art forms including ballad singing, storytelling, comic dialogus, clapper talks cross talks, and other genres.