For the last 2 years, I have been given the opportunity to shoot Chinese Opera. I really did not know what to expect at first, but the costumes and makeup were very beautiful. Although I do not understand the language, the performances themselves are enough to move me.
The group that I shoot for is the California Institute for Chinese Performing Arts. (http://www.cicpa-us.org) They are a non-profit organization serving the community around them through various arts and classes.