Intergenerational Xiqu Journey (For individuals)

Intergenerational Xiqu Journey (For individuals)

Intergenerational Xiqu Journey (For individuals)

Intergenerational Xiqu Journey (For individuals)

Intergenerational Xiqu Journey (For individuals)

Xiqu Centre

Overview

A participatory Cantonese opera experience for people aged 60 or above and their younger family members

Description

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.

 

Supported by:

Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation

Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation

 

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Day 1
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.

 

Workshop Facilitator:
Leung Fei-tung

 

Target Participants:
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.

 

Application Deadline:
24 January 2022 (Monday)

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