Forum on Chinese Traditional Theatre in Relation to Sacrificial Rituals

Chinese traditional theatre has always played an important role in folk religions, rites and rituals, serving the dual function as offering thanks to the gods and providing entertainment for the people.  Such a theatrical art form is closely linked to the religious practices in plebeian society.  We have invited experts and academics from Hong Kong and other regions to talk about the close connection between Chinese traditional theatre, folk religions and sacrificial rituals by exploring such aspects as Chinese operatic music, Mulian opera, and the thanksgiving genre of shengongxi in Hong Kong.


Date ⁄ Time
Theme
Venue
Date Theme Venue
4/7 (Sat)
2:30–4:30pm
Chinese Traditional Theatre and Sacrificial Music
Theatre, Yau Ma Tei Theatre

Speakers Speaker List
Speakers Ko Yun-kuen (Veteran Cantonese Opera Percussion Leader)
Ko Yun-hung (Veteran Cantonese Opera Ensemble Leader)
Chan Chi-chun (PhD Candidate in Ethnomusicology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Moderator Yu Siu-wah (PhD, JP)
Download the script 下載pdf版本 (Chinese version only)
  • In Cantonese
  • Free admission.  Limited seats available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Date Theme Venue
5/7 (Sun)
2:00–3:45pm
Mulian Opera
Theatre, Yau Ma Tei Theatre

Speakers Speaker List
Speakers Liu Zhen (Research Fellow and Supervisor on the doctoral degree programme, Chinese National Academy of Arts, and Deputy Curator of the Mei Lanfang Memorial Hall)

Chen Qi (Distinguished Research Fellow of the Centre for Hui Studies of Anhui University, Supervisor on the Master’s degree programme, Anhui Normal University, and Curator of the China Huizhou Culture Museum)

Yang Rong (Researcher, Fujian Arts Research Institute)

Zheng Li (Assistant Professor, Centre for Local Documents, Xiamen University)

Zou Shiyi (Former Dean of Hunan Academy of Arts)
Moderator Yung Sai-shing (Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore)
Download the script 下載pdf版本 (Chinese version only)
  • In Putonghua
  • Free admission.  Limited seats available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Date Theme Venue
5/7 (Sun)
4:00–5:45pm
Ritual Performances as an Act of Thanksgiving to the Deities (Shengongxi)
Theatre, Yau Ma Tei Theatre

Speakers Speaker List
Speakers Chan Sau-yan (Former Professor, Department of Music, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Choi Chi-cheung (Professor, Department of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Danny Li (Veteran Cantonese Opera coordinator)
Moderator Yung Sai-shing
Download the script 下載pdf版本 (Chinese version only)
  • In Cantonese
  • Free admission.  Limited seats available on a first-come-first-served basis.

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