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Rare Classics: Shanxi Opera Excerpts

9/12/2021 - 11/12/2021
Tea House Theatre, Xiqu Centre


A rare showcase of xiqu heritage from Shanxi


The first event in our new Rare Classics series highlights the regional diversity of Chinese opera through a selection of ancient genres rarely seen in Hong Kong.

Shanxi Opera Excerpts showcases bangzi, or clapper opera, an ancient and influential xiqu genre known for its lively singing style accompanied by rhythmic wooden clappers. Presented by artists of four Shanxi troupes, the excerpts showcase distinct styles of four prominent regional genres: Pu opera, Jin opera, Beilu bangzi and Shangdang bangzi. A narrator/host provides an explanation of and insight into traditional skills and gestures.

Jin Opera Running Through the City
Main Cast: Wang Jinwen
Performed by: Shanxi Jin Opera Theatre

Beilu Bangzi Fourth Brother Yang Visits His Mother
Main Cast: Li Gang, Yan Ling
Performed by: Datong Beilu Bangzi Opera Learning Centre

Shangdang Bangzi Death in the Shrine
Main Cast: Chen Suqin, Zheng Fagen
Performed by: Jincheng Shangdang Bangzi Opera Theatre

Pu Opera Hanging the Picture
Main Cast: Li Jing
Performed by: Linfen Small Plum Blossoms Pu Opera Training Centre


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Event Information
Date9/12/2021 - 11/12/2021
Time16:00 - 15:59
PriceHKD 312

Tea House Theatre, Xiqu Centre

West Kowloon Cultural District

West Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui

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West Kowloon Cultural District
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West Kowloon Cultural District will be developed into one of the world’s largest cultural quarters, blending art, education and public space. It includes The Xiqu Centre, the Art Park, the M+ Pavilion and the western section of the waterfront promenade are currently open to the public, with exhibitions, events and festivals taking place throughout the year.
West Kowloon Cultural District 西九文化區
West Kowloon
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2200 0022
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Last Updated11/12/2021 16:00