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Subject Talk Series on “Seniors in Style” – “Spring: Cantonese Opera”

Subject Talk Series on “Seniors in Style” – “Spring: Cantonese Opera”

Past Activities

Cantonese Opera: From Backstage to the Stage (Full)
Date: 2019/5/11 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Venue: City Hall Public Library (Extension Activities Room)
Description: The development of Cantonese opera over the past decades has impressed itself strongly on Professor Yuen Siu-fai. In this talk, he will unfold stories from the stage from different periods, and share his experiences and insights on the artistic creation of the art form.
Cantonese Opera Treasures (Full)
Date: 2019/5/5 (Sunday)
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Venue: Tiu Keng Leng Public Library (Extension Activities Room)
Description: Princess Cheung Ping, The Legend of Purple Hairpin and The Peony Pavilion are some of best loved Cantonese operas in Hong Kong. Professor Yuen Siu-fai will go into detail the characteristics of these classics and share with the audience the charming libretti and tunes, and most of all the beauty of Cantonese opera.
Appreciation of Cantonese Opera (Full)
Date: 2019/5/4 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Venue: Kowloon Public Library (Extension Activities Room)
Description: Cantonese opera was inscribed onto the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009. Professor Yuen Siu-fai will introduce the four basic skills of singing, acting, reciting and martial arts, and shed light on the traditional routines, body movements and performing techniques frequently seen onstage. With enhanced understanding of the artistry of Cantonese opera, the audience will be able to better appreciate the performance of actors and actresses and the beauty of the genre.
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