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中山公園 Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

578 Carrall Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2

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Cantonese Opera Artistic Workshop (in Cantonese & English) - Paai-ji Music & Paai-cheung Acts - Building Blocks in Cantonese Opera

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Paai-ji (paizi in Mandarin) music and paai-cheung (paichang in Mandarin) acts are important building blocks in Cantonese opera.

This workshop will be composed of three parts, starting with a brief introduction to Cantonese opera for people who know nothing about Cantonese opera. The main workshop will then focus on the special features and key building blocks which explain how improvisation works in Cantonese opera. There will be demonstration of some of the recognizable paai-ji music and paai-cheung acts to illustrate the desired dramatic effects in the operatic show.

The last part of the workshop will drill down to the intricacies of writing the lyrics for the 2nd Global Cantonese Opera Song-writing Contest organized as part of MVOH 2019. Translation into English will be minimal for this part of the workshop, as this last segment is meant for people with sufficient proficiency in Cantonese and some technical knowledge of Cantonese operatic music.

There will be time for Q & A in English & Cantonese.

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admissions at 1:45pm. See schedule in poster below.

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中山公園 Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

578 Carrall Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2

Canada

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