The technical demands of Cantonese opera require that performers achieve expert skills in five different stage arts: singing, acting, recital, martial arts and dance.

In this series of two talks by experienced Cantonese opera performers, Xie Xiaoyu, a specialist in dan (female roles) and Ng Lap-hei, a specialist in sheng (male roles), take an individual look at the stage movements related to specific roles. Using videos and live demonstrations, they each examine the formulaic gestures used to convey meaning through the body and through facial expressions, explore the use of stage movement patterns and the specific movements used in different roles, and look at how acting, martial arts and dancing are combined to convey the unfolding of plot.

Talk 1: The Stage Movements of Cantonese Opera: Female RolesTalk 2: The Stage Movements of Cantonese Opera: Male Roles

Talk 1: The Stage Movements of Cantonese Opera: Female Roles
Date: 10 September 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Seminar Hall, 2/F, Xiqu Centre
Speaker: Xie Xiaoyu

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Talk 2: The Stage Movements of Cantonese Opera: Male Roles
Date: 17 September 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Seminar Hall, 2/F, Xiqu Centre
Speaker: Ng Lap-hei

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Language:
Cantonese

Fee:
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first come, first served basis. Please register online in advance.

Enquiries:
Please contact Ms Chan at (852) 2200 0812 or learning@wkcda.hk during office hours.

Accessibility Services:
Cantonese audio description and Hong Kong sign language interpretation are available upon request with at least 14 days’ advance notice. Wheelchair accessible seats and companion seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Please request with at least 4 days’ advance notice.

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
The talk will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force at/after 4:30pm on the day of the event.

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