Peking opera is a form of Chinese Opera that combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics. The roles on the Peking Opera stage fall into four major roles-- Sheng (生), Dan (旦), Jing (净), Chou (丑). With their elaborate and colourful costumes, performers are the only focal points on Peking opera's characteristically sparse stage. They use the skills of speech, song, dance and combat in movements that are symbolic and suggestive, rather than realistic.
In this talk, Master Yu Kuizhi will share with the audience how to appreciate the art of Peking Opera.
*Refreshments will be provided.
About the Speaker:
Mr. Yu Kuizhi is a Peking Opera Master. He is also the Vice President and Art Director of China National Peking Opera Company, as well as the Vice President of Association of Chinese Operas. Mr. Yu has won many prestigious prizes in his career and has performed around the world.
ORGANIZERS • Confucius Institute in Waterloo (滑铁卢孔子学院) • China National Peking Opera Company (中国国家京剧院）SUPPORTED BY • Bureau for External Cultural Relations of the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China (中华人民共和国文化部对外文化联络局) • Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Toronto (中华人民共和国驻多伦多总领馆) • Canada Chinese Opera Arts Center (加拿大中国戏曲艺术协会）
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