10 Mar 2020 (Tue) 7:30 ‑ 9:30pm (2 hours)
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In light of the current situation, Dialogue | Cantonese Opera on 11 February 2020 (Tuesday) will be rescheduled to 10 March 2020 (Tuesday) 7:30pm - 9:00pmDialogue | Cantonese Opera

Cantonese opera plays an important role in the everyday lives of people in Hong Kong, influencing both the language and the popular culture. In this talk, emerging Cantonese opera actor, producer and educator Paris Wong explores these relationships and looks at how the art form has transitioned from the use of Central Plains Mandarin* and traditional vocal techniques to the use of the Cantonese vernacular.
Demonstrating vocal styles and techniques, and introducing the symbolic meanings of different patterns and colours, he offers a deeper understanding of the aesthetic features of Cantonese opera.
*Central Plains Mandarin (Zhongzhouyun, also known as Guilin guanhua, the language of the officials of Guilin), the archaic singing style of used in early Cantonese opera.

Date: 10 March 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:30pm–9:00pm
Venue: Seminar Hall, 2/F, Xiqu Centre
Language: Cantonese
Speaker: Paris Wong
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first come, first served basis. Please register online in advance: https://wk.org.hk/368rABm