A participatory Cantonese opera experience for people aged 60 or above and their younger family members
The Intergenerational Xiqu Journey is a Cantonese opera experience designed for people aged 60 or above and their younger family members.
Taking place between March and June 2022, the free programme includes a special tour of the Xiqu Centre, a fun participatory movement workshop and a performance of popular Cantonese opera excerpts and music at the Tea House Theatre. The activities cater for all ages and abilities – leading participants from appreciation to hands-on participation, and encouraging intergenerational dialogue and exchange. After the events at the Xiqu Centre, participants complete their journey by working with their partner to create a collaborative artwork inspired by their experience. Completed artworks will be exhibited later at the Xiqu Centre.
The Intergenerational Xiqu Journey programme is generously supported by the Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation.
Xiqu Centre Guided Tour (60 minutes): Specially tailored for participants of different generations, the tour encourages participants to trade stories about the city. Walk through the Xiqu Centre with our expert guide and learn fascinating facts about its architectural and design features and the history of Cantonese opera.
Cantonese Opera Movement Workshop (90 minutes): Participants join a professional performer and discover how movements, gestures and props are used to enhance plot and character, and try out some fun Cantonese opera movements themselves.
Day 2 Tea House Theatre Performance(60 minutes): A special programme of popular Cantonese opera excerpts presented in our Tea House Theatre and demonstrating some of the movements and styles introduced in the participatory workshop.
Completing the Journey
Collaborative Art Creation: Using supplied materials, participants work with their partners to create an artwork that marks their shared artistic journey. Completed work will be displayed as part of a digital exhibition at the Xiqu Centre.
If you would like to take part as an individual pair or group of three, please apply online or download the application form and submit via email or fax.
The programme is free of charge. Participants are required to pay a refundable deposit. Please see the application form for details.
For people aged 60 or above and younger family members aged 6 or above (pairs or groups of 3). Suggested age difference for participant pairs is 15 years or more. Grandparent-grandchild pairs and three-generation family groups preferred.
Number of Participants:
Each pair/group of 3 should submit one joint registration form. Successful applicants will be notified in February via email.
24 January 2022 (Monday)
Cantonese (Chinese and English surtitles provided for the Tea House Theatre performance)
From 30 April 2022, visitors must also present their COVID-19 vaccination record (with proof of first and second vaccine), exemption certificate or relevant proof of recovery. From 31 May 2022, visitors must show proof of third vaccine (6 months after second vaccine). For unaccompanied children under the age of 12, or visitors whose vaccination record does not display or contain the relevant Hong Kong-issued QR code, our staff will help you record your personal details.