The online forum has been completed. For the full version of the event, please visit: https://youtu.be/RWzNsVDMGwk


In the second instalment of the ongoing Xiqu Dialogues, Naomi CHUNG (Head of Performing Arts (Xiqu) at the West Kowloon Cultural District), LI Siu-leung (Adjunct Professor of Cultural Studies at Lingnan University) and Frederick LAU (Head of the Department of Music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong) share their thoughts and inspirations regarding Chinese opera, and explore the possibility of developing xiqu petit theatre” in Hong Kong.

During the seminar, the speakers will discuss several general themes, including experimentation, petit theatre, Chinese opera in the modern setting, and Chinese opera performance contexts in Hong Kong.

In addition to presenting original Chinese opera productions to various audiences, the Xiqu Centre attempts to highlight new perspectives on the possibilities of xiqu. It has produced two award-winning experimental Cantonese opera works: Farewell My Concubine (New Adaptation) and Wenguang Explores the Valley. In 2017 and 2019, it presented the Experimental Chinese Opera Series, and this year it collaborated with theatre troupes from the Mainland and Taiwan as well as Hong Kong in organizing the Experimental Chinese Opera Festival.

Launched in 2020, the Xiqu Dialogues series is a public forum curated by the Centre for Chinese Music Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The forum invites experts to discuss issues concerning Chinese opera from academic, trans-local, trans-regional, cross-border and cross-cultural perspectives, and provides critical analysis for the inheritance and development of Chinese opera in modern society via a multivalent critical-analytical platform. This session is co-presented with the Xiqu Centre.

Language:
Cantonese

Date:
28 December 2020 (Monday)

Time:
2:30pm–4:00pm
The online forum has been completed. For the full version of the event, please visit: https://youtu.be/RWzNsVDMGwk

Speakers:
Naomi CHUNG (Head of Performing Arts (Xiqu) West Kowloon Cultural District; Producer of the Experimental Chinese Opera
LI Siu-leung (Adjunct Professor of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University)
Frederick LAU (Head of the Department of Music, the Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Moderator:
CHAN Chi-chun (Executive Director of the Centre for Chinese Music Studies, the Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Programme Enquiries:
(852) 3943 3005, ccms@cuhk.edu.hk

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force three hours before the start of the event, the event will be cancelled.

Co-presented by:
The Xiqu Centre, WKCDA and the Centre for Chinese Music Studies, Department of Music, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Centre for Chinese Music Studies, Department of Music, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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