Past events

  • Gaojia Opera’s Comic Tales of Human Lives

    17.10.2020, Studio, Xiqu Centre and live-streaming

    Artists from the Jin Liansheng Gaojia Opera Troupe of Xiamen City introduce their production Sister A Da – a morality tale about a well-meaning but hapless protagonist – and discuss how traditional comic techniques can be merged with contemporary elements to tell stories that resonate with audiences today

  • From Theatre of the Absurd to Kunqu

    10.10.2020, Studio, Xiqu Centre and live-streaming

    The Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe discuss their acclaimed production The Chairs – a Kunqu adaptation of Eugène Ionesco’s 1952 classic absurdist play Les Chaises – a minimalist production that incorporates traditional Kunqu techniques to offer a new perspective on the absurdity and loneliness of human existence