Between 31 December and 6 January, as part of our Xiqu Centre Pre-opening Gala week, we present a special series of free lunchtime and evening foyer talks as an informal introduction to the art of Cantonese opera.

Cantonese opera is a UNESCO-recognised heritage art with deep ties to Hong Kong’s history and culture. Like other regional variations of Chinese opera (xiqu), it is a total theatre practice that requires performers to master singing, acting, recital and martial arts.

In these talks, experienced professional performers share their experience and insight on various aspects of the art form, including scriptwriting, costumes, vocal styles, and stage movements. Join us to find out more.

Date

Time

Topic

Speaker

31 Dec 2018 (Mon)

12:30-1:00pm

The Vocal Styles of Cantonese Opera

Janet Wong

5:30-6:00pm

The Costumes of Cantonese Opera

Paris Wong

1 Jan 2019 (Tue)

12:30-1:00pm

The Stage Movements of Cantonese Opera

Ng Lap-hei

2 Jan 2019 (Wed)

12:30-1:00pm

The Scriptwriting of Cantonese Opera

Keith Lai

5:30-6:00pm

The Costumes of Cantonese Opera

Paris Wong

3 Jan 2019 (Thu)

12:30-1:00pm

The Vocal Styles of Cantonese Opera

Janet Wong

4 Jan 2019 (Fri)

12:30-1:00pm

The Scriptwriting of Cantonese Opera

Keith Lai

5 Jan 2019 (Sat)

12:30-1:00pm The Stage Movements of Cantonese Opera Ng Lap-hei

6 Jan 2019 (Sun)

12:30-1:00pm The Hand Gestures of Xiqu Female Roles Xie Xiaoyu

Venue:
2/F Foyer (Outside Seminar Hall), Xiqu Centre

Language:
Cantonese

Fee: 
Free admission. Walk-ins are welcome. Limited capacity on a first come, first served basis.

Enquiries:
Ms Leung (852) 2200 0872, learning@wkcda.hk

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