Decoding Chinese Opera Part 2

Drawing of 4 characters in Chinese opera play.
June 12, 2021 - 1:00pm-2:30pm (ended)

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Classical Chinese drama, or opera, can be challenging for the uninitiated. This standalone companion to Part 1, looks at what makes Chinese theater mei (beautiful). We’ll see how the characteristic charms of opera relate to Disney animation, drag, and Las Vegas-style stage magic. We’ll conclude by watching comic and musical excerpts from the masterpiece Peony Pavilion

Presenter Jon Wai-keung Lowe is a Bay Area theater director and designer whose work ranges from puppetry to short films and interactive narrative. He has studied the chou role-type with Wang Baoshan and holds a certificate from Shanghai Theatre Academy.

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