22 ‑ 27 Oct 2020 (everyday) 7:15 ‑ 8:35pm (1 hour 20 minutes)
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This October, the Xiqu Centre’s second experimental Cantonese opera commission “Wenguang Explores the Valley” premieres in Hong Kong as part of the Experimental Chinese Opera Festival. Written and produced by Janet Wong and Keith Lai, the team behind “Farewell My Concubine” (New Adaptation), the ground-breaking work was recognised with Best Play and Best Performer awards at the Beijing New Arts and Culture Outstanding Theatre Showcase series 2019.

Date: 22–27 October 2020 (Thursday to Tuesday)
Time: 7:15pm
Approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes without intermission
Venue: Studio 1, Xiqu Centre
Language: Regional languages with Chinese and English surtitles
Tickets: $250
Package Discount: 10% discount for purchases of standard tickets for two festival performances (single transaction).
Tickets now on sale. Details and buy tickets here: https://wk.org.hk/301CLM0
Ticketing Enquiries: (852) 2200 0022, [email protected]

Experimental Chinese Opera Festival 2020
The Experimental Chinese Opera Festival highlights original productions and new perspectives on Chinese opera. This year, adjusting our original programme around the on-going travel restrictions, we present performances of two Xiqu Centre-produced experimental Cantonese opera works – Farewell My Concubine (New Adaptation) and the Hong Kong premiere of Wenguang Explores the Valley – plus a specially curated series of free Creative Sharing Sessions with creators and performers from four regional troupes: Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe, Shanghai Yue Opera House, Jin Liansheng Gaojia Opera Troupe of Xiamen City and Contemporary Legend Theatre. Joining us live online, troupes discuss their work and offer insight into some of the productions we hope to present in the near future. The sessions explore curatorial perspectives, regional genres, creative choices and performance styles, include video excerpts from highlighted works, and offer audiences the chance to exchange ideas with the artists and experts.