If you have ever been backstage at a bamboo theatre or a Chinese opera performance venue, you may have noticed wooden trunks and boxes of different shapes and sizes. Some of these trunks are used for storing costumes, headdresses, weapons and other props. Some can be transformed into ironing boards and make-up tables. There is almost always one important wooden trunk that holds the statue of deity Wah Kong Sin-si, the god of fire and the guardian of Cantonese opera performances.

In this 30-minute hands-on Atrium workshop, you can learn how to make your own wooden pencil case inspired by these wooden trunks, and find out more about life backstage at a Cantonese opera performance!

18 Aug 2019 (Sunday)

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Atrium, Xiqu Centre


Free admission. Tickets and registration not required.

Ms Wong (852) 2200 0807, learning@wkcda.hk

Accessibility Services:
Cantonese audio description and Hong Kong sign language interpretation are available on request with at least 14 days’ advance notice.

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
The workshop will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force at/after 11am on the day of the event.

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