Shen Tiemei, one of today’s most accomplished Chuanju artists, is recognized as a pioneer in the development of Chuanju in modern China.  By reviving the rich vocal traditions of Chuanju and adapting contemporary play, she has brought new life and dimentions to the centuries-old xiqu genre.  In this seminar, Shen Tiemei will share her experience in developing and promoting Chuanju, and on the innovation and revitalization of traditional Chinese theatre, in conversation with Dr. Fredric Mao, who is dedicated to the rejuvenation of Cantonese opera in Hong Kong.

Guest Speaker:

  • Shen Tiemei (Chuanju performing artist, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Theatre Association)


  • Dr. Fredric Mao (Chair of the School of Chinese Opera at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts)

22 August 2015 (Saturday)


Theatre, Yau Ma Tei Theatre

Conducted in Mandarin and supplemented with Cantonese

(Senior citizens aged 60 or above, full-time students, people with disabilities and their accompanying minder, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients can enjoy 50% discount)
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The organiser reserves the right to change the programme and the speakers.
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