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Gongs and Drums

Gongs and Drums

Production

21 - 22 December 201819:30

Venue : Academy Drama Theatre

Price Info : $45-$90

School / Department : School of Chinese Opera

Category : Academy Events

Performance in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles

This production is suitable for audience aged 6 or above

 

‘Stealing the Magical Plant’ from The Legend of the White Snake

Director: Ying Kam-sha

 

The Jade Bracelet

Director: Hong Hai

 

"Quarrel on the Court" from The Villain, the General and the Heroic Beauty

Guest Director: Sun Kim-long

Rehearsal Directors: April Chow, Liu Li

 

Main Cast:

Deng Huishu, Liang Zhenwen, Ho Hei-man, Liang Xiaofei, Luo Yan, Chan Nga-yin, Lam Pui-ka Kali, Leung Kwan-yin, Leung Fei-tung, Ng Man-ting, Yang Zhiyin, Chow Lok-tung, Woo Man-ka, Chan Hoi-man, Leung Chui-shan

 

Set Designer: Shirley Ng Wun-man

Lighting Designer: Kinphen Leung

Sound Designer: Jaycee Kwok Yu-kit

Production Manager: Fred Cheung Chung-hang

 

The School of Chinese Opera is delighted to present three Cantonese opera excerpts of contrasting styles and performance techniques in Gongs and Drums. Adapted from Kunqu opera, ‘Stealing the Magical Plant’ from The Legend of the White Snake showcases demanding stage weaponry and combat techniques. The Jade Bracelet is a lighthearted classic of Cantonese opera featuring delicate acting skills. With the renowned Hong Kong Cantonese opera artist Sun Kim-long as guest director, ‘Quarrel on the Court’ from The Villain, the General and the Heroic Beauty demonstrates the traditional style of Hong Kong Cantonese opera. The Gongs and Drums performance series brings audience an enjoyable evening of performances by students from the music and performance streams.