• Pre-opening Gala Film Screenings

    30.12.2018 to 06.01.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    To complement our Grand Theatre performances we present five Cantonese opera films produced between 1957 and 2011 and featuring some of the legends of the golden age of Cantonese opera film

  • Pre-opening Gala Guided Tours

    30.12.2018 to 06.01.2019, Xiqu Centre

    Explore our new facilities and discover fun facts about the rich art of xiqu on our 60-minute guided tours

  • The Functions and Practice of Xiaoqu (short tunes) in Cantonese Opera

    03.01.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    Melodic and song-like, xiaoqu can incorporate traditional instrumental melodies, folk songs, contemporary pop songs and even theme tunes from films and TV shows. This talk explores the origins and development of xiaoqu and its unique function in Cantonese opera

  • Perfect Wives in Cantonese Operas

    04.01.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    Cantonese operas are often based on stories of love and married life. The wives in these tales may be meek and loving or powerful and cunning. This talk looks at some of the Xiqu Centre opening performances to explore what makes a “perfect wife” on the Cantonese opera stage

  • Cantonese Opera in the Hong Kong Religious Context

    05.01.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    Professor Chan Sau-yan, expert on the musical structure, performance practice, ethnographic and historical aspects of Cantonese opera, looks at the tradition of religious operas in Hong Kong, and the challenges of preserving an ancient art form in a market-oriented economy

  • Cantonese Opera and Cinema Cantonese Opera and Cinema West Kowloon 101

    Cantonese Opera and Cinema

    06.01.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    Between 1940 and 1970, a large number of stars from the Cantonese opera stage entered the film industry in Hong Kong. This talk looks at the impact of this phenomenon, and the importance of Cantonese opera films as historical records of performances from that era.

  • Xiqu Film Screenings (January)

    26.01.2019 to 27.01.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    Accompanying our Grand Opening performance The Reincarnation of Red Plum – an acclaimed production by Hong Kong’s legendary stars Yam Kim-fai and Pak Suet-sin – this screening series presents three comic Cantonese opera films showing the magical Yam-Pak chemistry on screen

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  • Xiqu Film Screenings (February)

    09.02.2019 to 24.02.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    Featuring seven Cantonese opera films produced in Hong Kong between 1948 and 1962, this screening series explores the complex relationship between on-stage and on-screen personas of some of the most renowned stage artists of the time. Also included is the award-winning contemporary documentary My Way, chronicling the struggle of two aspiring Cantonese opera actors

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  • Xiqu Film Screenings (March)

    09.03.2019 to 24.03.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    Accompanying the China Theatre Association Plum Blossom Award Troupe performances, this screening series showcases the work of award-winning artists and the regional characteristics of different xiqu genres, and offers an exciting opportunity for audiences to catch some rare examples of fine xiqu cinema

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