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HKUST Public Humanities Lectures 〝科大人文新語〞講座系列
146th Lecture -- Ritualistic Cantonese Opera in Hong Kong
[第一百四十六四講] 香港的粤劇神功戲






Prof. Chan Sau-yan had surveyed ritualistic Cantonese opera in 1984, 1985, 1990 and 2006 before he and Dr Estella Lai jointly conducted a new round of study from early 2016 to March 2018 under the generous financial support of Lord Wilson Heritage Trust. This talk will focus on the organisation of a series of ritual opera, construction of the bamboo theatre, sources of funding, local customs, hierarchy in an opera troupe, the training of young actors, characteristics of the shows, and how the gradual decline of the tradition reflects the evolution of Hong Kong.

The Speaker

Prof. Chan Sau-yan read music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong before he attained his doctorate at University of Pittsburgh, USA. He taught at the music department of the Chinese University from 1987 to 2007. In 2015, he returned to Hong Kong after a 7-year sojourn in Wales. He is currently a researcher and writer, and has been appointed Visiting Professor of the Division of Humanities, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Speaker(s) Professor Sau-yan CHAN 陳守仁教授
Date 13 Oct 2019 (Sunday)
Time 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venue Lecture Hall, G/F, Hong Kong Museum of History
Language Cantonese 廣東話主講
Sponsor Hong Kong Museum of History
Remarks Free Admission; first come, first served

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