Understanding Peking Opera UK Tour
12th to 14th October 2018
Oxford | London
12th October | Ashmolean, Oxford |
Workshop 13th & 14th October | British library, London |
Performance 13th & 14th October | British library, London |
Understand Peking Opera
Peking Opera is a fascinating Chinese traditional artform. Magnificent costumes, dance, mime, music, martial arts and drama blend together to produce a thrilling cultural theatre experience; an experience of wonder for audiences of all ages.
The workshop is presented by the China National Peking Opera Company. We look in detail at many aspects of the captivating art of Peking Opera; music, singing, costume, face painting, stock characters and dance movements. There will be opportunities for the audience to participate in the workshop, a Q&A session and The China National Peking Opera Company will also present a live performance of classic Peking Opera varied in different venues.
Joining the workshop will be two highly renowned Peking Opera stars from the CNPOC including Li Shengsu and it will be facilitated by our Peking Opera expert, Kathy Hall.
Kathy Hall is an experienced arts promoter, presenter, teacher and practitioner of Peking and Kunqu Opera in London. She is known for her nationwide work with the former London Jing Kun Opera Association (2002-2014). Kathy teaches this fascination artform to all levels of experience in London.
Understanding Peking Opera Workshop 12.00-13.00
Peking Opera Performance with live music Farewell my Concubine 13.00-13.30
The Emperor: Wei Jiaqing
The Concubine: Zhu Hong
12th October - 12.00 - 14.00
Understanding Peking Opera workshop
Peking Opera performance with live music 80 minutes
Act 1: Peking Opera Highlight Selection:
The Crossroads Inn
Performer: WANG, Haoqiang (character: Ren Tanghui); LIU, Bo (character: Liu Lihua)
Empty Fort Strategy
Performer: LIU, Lei (character: Zhuge Liang)
Fairy Sending Blossoms to Earth
Performer: DAI, Zhongyu (character: Fairy)
Farewell My Concubine
Performer: WEI, Jiaqing; ZHU, Hong
Saturday 13/10/2018 15.00-18.00
Sunday 14/10/2018 12.30-14.00
96 Euston Road