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  • From Theatre of the Absurd to Kunqu

    10.10.2020, Studio, Xiqu Centre and live-streaming

    The Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe discuss their acclaimed production The Chairs – a Kunqu adaptation of Eugène Ionesco’s 1952 classic absurdist play Les Chaises – a minimalist production that incorporates traditional Kunqu techniques to offer a new perspective on the absurdity and loneliness of human existence

  • Gaojia Opera’s Comic Tales of Human Lives

    17.10.2020, Studio, Xiqu Centre and live-streaming

    Artists from the Jin Liansheng Gaojia Opera Troupe of Xiamen City introduce their production Sister A Da – a morality tale about a well-meaning but hapless protagonist – and discuss how traditional comic techniques can be merged with contemporary elements to tell stories that resonate with audiences today

  • A Woman’s Perspective, Past and Present

    31.10.2020, Studio, Xiqu Centre and live-streaming

    The Shanghai Yue Opera House discuss their immersive avant-garde production Destiny of Rebirth – a contemporary reimagining of a classic lyrical poem that merges modern aesthetics and traditional Yue opera techniques to explore past and present perspectives on female identity

  • Blending Peking Opera, Street Dance and Rock

    15.11.2020, Studio, Xiqu Centre and live-streaming

    The young artists of Contemporary Legend Theatre, Taiwan share insight on creating cross-genre Peking opera productions for contemporary audiences and discuss their internationally acclaimed production Wu Song – The Tiger Warrior