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West Kowloon Cultural District in the Making 2015 - In Full Swing

2015-10-03

West Kowloon Cultural District in the Making 2015 - In Full Swing

2015-10-03
Once a popular art form for the mass, Cantonese opera has dwindled into a minority culture. In response to this, what will be the role of the upcoming Xiqu Centre? Apart from being a world-class performance venue, what can the Xiqu Centre do to preserve and promote this art form? Attempts such as organising performances for the rising stars, arranging members of Barwo to visit Hangzhou for exchange with Zhejiang Xiaobaihua Yue Opera Troupe, experimenting with “tea house theatre” etc. have been made to explore new directions for development in both hardware and software. Training new talents, expanding the audience base and bringing innovation without compromising the tradition are all pressing issues being examined by the old and new members of the industry.

Producer: Freda Hui

West Kowloon Cultural District in the Making 2015

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Situated in the West Kowloon Cultural District, the Xiqu Centre with a main theatre that seats 1100 is expected by 2017. It’s among the earliest projects to be finished in the West Kowloon Cultural District. As time passes the Cantonese opera has become a minority interest. What kind of a turning point will the Xiqu Centre offer to the future of this art form?
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