Acting and Voice Workshop for Beginners: Chinese Kunqu Opera
Led by Professor Peng Xu, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
Organizing Entity: College of Communication and Fine Arts, Loyola Marymount University
Cosponsored by College of Arts, Languages & Letters, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
November 8, 2022, 1-3PM, St. Rob’s Auditorium, Loyola Marymount University
Short Description: This is an immersive workshop that promises to lead students into the world of Classical Chinese opera, Kunqu. Kunqu is the quintessential form of traditional Chinese opera that paved the foundation of the Peking Opera and is still enjoying wide popularity in the Chinese world today. Learn the fascinating history, mesmerizing tunes, and intricate physical movements of this classical art form. Dr. Peng Xu is a prize-winning performer of kunqu and an assistant professor of Chinese Theatre at UH Mānoa, the nation’s premier institution for the study of Asian theatre. With the help of the costume shop (Hannah Schauer), Theater undergraduate students Shekinah Hernando and Alyssa Ryes will perform and teach in the workshop excerpts from a kunqu performance, Madame Cassia, which will be staged on December 2, 2022, in Earle Ernst Lab Theatre, as the Fall 2022 Asian Theatre presentation, under the directorship of Dr. Peng Xu.
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