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From: 10/Oct/2019 - To: 27/May/2020

Mysteries of Chinese Opera Revealed!

Learn the origin, history, and traditional roles of Kunqu Opera. Observe a live demonstration of typical movements that take place on the Kunqu opera stage, including “walking,”“dressing up,” “picking flowers,” and “rowing.” Enjoy performances of famous repertoires of the traditional Chinese opera with live accompaniment by the Chinese Traditional Theatre Group. Born in Kunshan, Suzhou, China in the 14th century, Kun Qu dominated Chinese theatre for nearly 300 years starting from the middle of the Ming Dynasty. It is one of the oldest Chinese Han operas and is considered a treasure of Chinese opera. It was listed as one of the "masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" by UNESCO in 2001. Combining song, recital, martial arts, and dance, Kunqu Opera is famous for its beautiful lyrics and singing. In partnership with Facet Music, a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Asian performing arts. More details of their events can be found at www.facetmusic.ca.

Audience: Adults

WhereWhenClass StatusRegistration
Central - Central Library - Level 1 - 1-03 Patricia A. Whelan Performance HallSaturday, Dec. 21
2 - 4 p.m.
80 spaces availableNot Required

Where: Central - Central Library - Level 1 - 1-03 Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall

When: Saturday, Dec. 21 - 2 - 4 p.m.

Class Status: 80 spaces available

Registration: Not Required