Tea House Theatre Experience
A taster of Hong Kong’s traditional entertainment
The Xiqu Centre’s Tea House Theatre Experience is specially designed to introduce new audiences to Cantonese opera — the local form of Chinese opera or xiqu. Presented by our very own Tea House Rising Stars Troupe, the performance showcases a selection of short excerpts demonstrating a range of vocal and music styles. It also includes narration by an expert moderator to help newcomers gain insight into the history of the art form.
The current season begins on 1 July 2021, and features new selections of music performances, as well as two Cantonese opera excerpts – one classic and one newly-written. In addition, our young artists or special guests will perform Cantonese opera songs in a new segment, sharing beloved sung pieces from traditional repertoire.
|Wind and Percussion Music Performance||Wind in the Pines
Pomegranate Blossom / Melancholy
*Performance includes one sung piece
|Music Ensemble Performance||The Toll of the Temple Bell
Bells on Starving Horses
|Cantonese Opera Song Selection||Romance of the Phoenix Tower / “Memorial Speech” from The Moon
Pavilion/Seeking a Beauty/Strengthening Resolve/Vermilion Phoenix / Lady
Zhaojun Going beyond the Great Wall / Dream Reunion/Wandering the Lakes
*Performance includes one song
|Cantonese Opera Excerpt Performance||“Viewing Lanterns” from The Carp Maiden
“A Duel of Immortal Snakes” from The Legend of the White Snake
However much you know about Cantonese opera, or Chinese history and culture in general, the Tea House Theatre promises to be a fun and eye-opening experience for all. Join us and discover for yourself!
Performances run from Thursday to Sunday every week.
Please note, as we are currently unable to serve tea and dim sum we are offering a 15% discount on all Tea House Theatre Experience tickets. Audiences joining us in August and September will also receive a special welcome gift.
|Law Ka-ying||Artistic Curator and Director|
Special thanks to:
Yam Kim Fai & Pak Suet Sin Charitable Foundation
Christie To Wing-sum
Alan Tam Wing-lun
John Ho Chun-hei
|Date||27/5/2021 - 31/10/2021|
|Time||16:00 - 15:59|
Tea House Theatre, Xiqu Centre
West Kowloon Cultural District
West Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui
|West Kowloon Cultural District 西九文化區|
|Event Link||Click Here|
|Last Updated||9/9/2021 13:01|