Cantonese Opera Movement Workshops

Xiqu Centre Atrium

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Description

Props and costumes are essential elements of Cantonese opera. They are used by actors to portray class and status, to mime action and emotions that convey the unfolding of plot, and to highlight various stage techniques.

Between July and December, four Cantonese opera artists introduce a range of props and costumes in a series of free Atrium workshops. Each workshop explores the use of a particular prop – fans, horse whips, octagonal handkerchieves and water sleeves – and offers participants the chance to try out basic stage movements and learn how these elements can be used on stage.

The 30-minute workshops are offered at three times throughout the afternoon and open to participants of all ages.
 

Date Time Topic Tutors
18 July 2021 (Sunday) Session 1: 3:00pm–3:30pm
Session 2: 3:45pm–4:15pm
Session 3: 4:30pm–5:00pm
Chinese Flat Fan Painting and Stage Movements Xie Xiaoyu
15 August 2021 (Sunday) Session 1: 3:00pm–3:30pm
Session 2: 3:45pm–4:15pm
Session 3: 4:30pm–5:00pm
Chinese Folding Fan and Stage Movements Ng Sin-hang
19 September 2021 (Sunday) Session 1: 3:00pm–3:30pm
Session 2: 3:45pm–4:15pm
Session 3: 4:30pm–5:00pm
Horse Whip and Stage Movements Ng Lap-hei
17 October 2021 (Sunday) Session 1: 3:00pm–3:30pm
Session 2: 3:45pm–4:15pm
Session 3: 4:30pm–5:00pm
Octagonal Handkerchief and Stage Movements Xie Xiaoyu
28 November 2021 (Sunday) Session 1: 3:00pm–3:30pm
Session 2: 3:45pm–4:15pm
Session 3: 4:30pm–5:00pm
Water Sleeves and Stage Movements I Leung Fei-tung
19 December 2021 (Sunday) Session 1: 3:00pm–3:30pm
Session 2: 3:45pm–4:15pm
Session 3: 4:30pm–5:00pm
Water Sleeves and Stage Movements II

Leung Fei-tung

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