Some of the most eye-catching elements of xiqu performances are the elaborate costumes and headdresses. Inspired by traditional designs and craftsmanship, they are worn to reflect the social status and personalities of the characters on stage.
In this fun, free workshop, local artists Kong Hoi-kan and Ng Sze-yu guide participants to create a simple xiqu-inspired brooch using colourful sequins. Exploring the inspiration behind the design, the artists also share their insight into how traditional designs and technniques are transformed to create lightweight stage costumes, and the symbolic role of garments and head pieces in xiqu performances.
17 March 2019 (Sunday)
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Atrium, Xiqu Centre
Free admission. Tickets and registration not required.
Cantonese audio description and Hong Kong sign language interpretation are available upon request with at least 14 days’ advance notice.
Adverse weather arrangements:
The workshop will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force at/after 11am on the day of the event.
Ms Wong (852) 2200 0807, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kong Hoi-kan received a BA in Visual Arts from the Hong Kong Baptist University and an MA in Cultural Management from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Currently a tutor at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, he was also a recipient of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s 2017 “Grant for Emerging Artists”.
After graduating from the Hong Kong Baptist University with a BA in Visual Arts, Ng Sze-yu began her career with an apprenticeship in traditional jewellery.
In 2018, Ng took part in the designer-in-residency programme at the Hong Kong jewellery-making company Loupe, and set up her own brand and studio “Jewellers’ Tavern” at JCCAC. She was a recipient of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s 2017 “Grant for Emerging Artists”.