How did Cantonese Opera evolve from the ritual performance and popular entertainment to a theatrical art in Hong Kong and Chinese communities around the world? How did the Zhejiang Xiaobaihua carve out its path of constant renewal and create the new ‘urban Yueju’? How can these two xiqu genres win the heart of the Chinese community today? In this seminar, two artists of xiqu from Mainland China and Hong Kong: Mao Weitao and Liza Wang, will take a retrospective look at the art form and discuss how xiqu can connect with the modern city life.

 Guest Speakers:

  • Mao Weitao (Yueju performing artist, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Theatre Association)
  • Liza Wang (performing artist, Chairman of the Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong)

27 September 2014 (Saturday)


Theatre, Yau Ma Tei Theatre

Conducted in Mandarin and supplemented with Cantonese

(Senior citizens, full-time students, people with disabilities and their accompanying minder, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients can enjoy 50% discount)

Programme Enquiries: 2200 0010
Ticket enquiries: 3761 6661
Credit card telephone booking: 2111 5999

The organiser reserves the right to change the programme and the speakers.
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