Co-presented by the Research Centre for Transmission of Cantonese Opera (RCTCO), the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, EdUHK, and the Xiqu Centre, the International Symposium on the Transmission of Cantonese Opera and Traditional Music 2019 brings together local and international scholars, researchers, ethnomusicologists and practitioners to share and discuss insights and successful practices in the inheritance, education and creative development of xiqu and traditional music. Over the course of two days, discussions will explore professional training, school education, local and community transmission and international promotion.

The symposium aims to establish an exchange platform for professional Cantonese opera artists, researchers and scholars, to facilitate interaction between scholars on the transmission of Cantonese opera and traditional music, to promote the development of Cantonese opera research and educational programmes and to strengthen collaborations between the Cantonese opera industry, business sectors, academia and the public.

Date and Time:
5 December 2019 (Thursday) 9:30am–6:00pm
6 December 2019 (Friday) 9:30am–6:00pm

Venue:
Seminar Hall and Tea House Theatre, Xiqu Centre

Speakers:
Professor Chan Sau Yan
Dr Cheng Ning Yan
Ms Naomi Chung
Mr Fong Man Ching
Ms Kam Yi Fong
Dr Lam Wing Cheong
Mr Lau Kwok Ying
Ms Lau Wai Ming
Dr Lee Siu Yan
Professor Leung Bo Wah
Mr Li Chi Kei
Ms Lum Man Yee
Dr Ng Kwok Wai
Ms Ni Huiying
Mr Sham Ping Wo
Dr So Ming Chuen
Professor Jonathan Stock
Dr Tai Suk Yan
Dr Wei Shiyu
Mr Wong Hau Wai
Professor Xie Jiaxing
Dr Yang Yang
Ms Yum Tsz Yu

Performance Troupes:
Holy Family Canossian School (Kowloon Tong)
Susan Arts World
Tsang Pik San Secondary School
Yeung Ming Children Opera Troupe

Language:
Cantonese, English and Mandarin

Fee: 
$300 per day ($500 for 2 days)

Concessions:
Half price for senior citizens aged 60 or above and full-time students. Ticket holders must present proof of eligibility on admission.

Enquiries:
(852) 2948 7649/2948 7856, rctco@eduhk.hk

For details and application, please click here.

Application Deadline:
25 November 2019 (Monday)

Organiser:
Research Centre for Transmission of Cantonese Opera, EdUHK

Co-organiser:
Xiqu Centre, West Kowloon Cultural District
Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, EdUHK

Sponsor:
Cantonese Opera Development Fund

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