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Painted Faces on the Prairies

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Concordia University of Edmonton

7128 Ada Boulevard Northwest

Edmonton, AB T5B 4E4

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Painted Faces on the Prairies:

Cantonese Opera and

the Edmonton Chinese Community in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Presentation by Helen Kwan Yee Cheung

Cantonese opera is more than

a cultural performing art in Edmonton …..

What is Cantonese Opera?

What role does it play in the Edmonton Chinese community?

This presentation traces over one hundred years of Cantonese opera in Edmonton within the changing dynamics and socio-political milieu of the Chinese community in the 19th and 20th Centuries. It highlights the pivotal and diverse roles played by this performing art and its inextricable relationship with the Chinese community. It brings to life many stories of the struggles and successes of the Chinese in Edmonton while underscoring their resiliency and love of life through this art.

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