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  • The Face Painting, Costumes and Props of Kunqu

    22.06.2019, Seminar Hall & Studio, Xiqu Centre

    Exploring the makeup and costumes of different role-types and characters, Chinese opera scholar Chan Chun-miu looks at how stage presentation lends richness and meaning to Kunqu performances

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  • The Face Painting and Costumes of Cantonese Opera

    04.06.2019, Seminar Hall & Studio, Xiqu Centre

    This talk looks at the face painting and dressing processes used in contemporary Cantonese opera, and at the ways in which costumes contribute to the portrayal of different characters

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  • The Music of Cantonese Opera The Music of Cantonese Opera West Kowloon 101

    The Music of Cantonese Opera

    01.06.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    In this talk, Professor Yu Siu-wah examines the concepts and characteristics of Cantonese opera music, offers insight into basic structures and arrangements, and discusses some of the transformations that have taken place over the centuries

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  • Reading Cantonese Music Notation

    28.05.2019, Seminar Hall & Studio, Xiqu Centre

    In this talk, members of the arts group The Gong Strikes One demonstrate how to read traditional gongche music sheets and perform live on the zheng (Chinese zither) and dongxiao (bamboo flute)

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  • The Musicality of Kunqu The Musicality of Kunqu West Kowloon 101

    The Musicality of Kunqu

    25.05.2019, Seminar Hall & Studio, Xiqu Centre

    In this talk, Dr Chan Chun-miu offers audiences insight into the distinctive sounds and melodies of the Kunqu art form, exploring the relationship between the use of dialects and the evolution of the art form, and the way that music and language is used to highlight different roles and characters

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  • The Literature in Kunqu KUNQU_2019_WESTKOWLOON 101 BANNER 1200px X 750px_3 (6) West Kowloon 101

    The Literature in Kunqu

    30.04.2019, Seminar Hall & Studio, Xiqu Centre

    In this talk, Chinese opera scholar Chan Chun-miu looks at some of the literary texts used in Kunqu, and shares insight into Kunqu influence on xiqu songs and performance

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  • Between Cantonese Opera and Film: Connie Chan and Female Cross-dressing

    27.04.2019, Seminar Hall & Studio, Xiqu Centre

    Since the post-war years, the convention of nüwenwusheng – female performers playing civil and military male roles – in Cantonese opera has been a popular practice in Hong Kong. In this talk, Prof Li Siu-leung looks at the recent history of female cross-dressing in Hong Kong Cantonese opera and film, with special reference to Connie Chan Po-chu

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  • Freespace Happening (9–10.3.2019)

    09.03.2019 to 10.03.2019, Art Park, West Kowloon

    To wrap up the last weekend of this season’s Freespace Happening in style, our music stage offers a great mix of sounds from round the globe: Indonesian duo Senyawa, French avant-garde band Las Aves, US ensemble Mik Nawooj with Hong Kong’s MC Yan and musicians and much, much more!

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  • WE Dance (2018-19)

    09.09.2018 to 10.03.2019, Art Park, West Kowloon

    This September, WE Dance returns to the West Kowloon Art Park with Freespace Happening, to take you on a seven-month dance journey from September 2018 to March 2019

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  • Freespace Happening (10.2.2019) Freespace Happening (10.2.2019) Freespace Happening

    Freespace Happening (10.2.2019)

    10.02.2019, Art Park, West Kowloon

    Join us to celebrate the first weekend of the Year of the Pig with live music from GDJYB, tfvsjs, Milkmouth, DJ sets from Solar Sound System, indigenous dance from Taiwan, valentine bouquet and stone painting workshops, story-telling and drawing sessions about fish ponds and local birds, pet games and more

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  • Freespace Happening (13.1.2019) Freespace Happening (13.1.2019) Freespace Happening

    Freespace Happening (13.1.2019)

    13.01.2019, Art Park, West Kowloon

    Join us to welcome the new year with live music, dance and fun workshops! The eclectic line-up includes Cris Derksen Trio from Canada, David Boring, Dusty Bottle, Winter Bagels and Mo-Men-T x Experimental Vocal Ensemble from Hong Kong. Learn fun facts about food at the “Open Picnic: Eat Well” and more

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  • 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

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