“West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre” celebrating Cantonese Opera

From 30 Jan to 16 Feb, “West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre” will be staged in Hong Kong’s future cultural hub West Kowloon Cultural District.  The event features mainly Cantonese operas (which used bamboo for building stages in the old days and the event hence is titled “Bamboo Theatre”) along with some contemporary music and Chinese dance. Cantonese Opera, originated in Guangdong Province, has been included in the World Intangible Cultural Heritage List since 2009.

There is a Chinese New Year Fair too in the event, with traditional snacks and handicrafts among the offerings. Chinese New Year 2013 is from 10 Feb to 12 Feb.

Some programs are free, including two Cantonese Operas and a Chinese Dance performance by Hong Kong Dance Company, a major dance troupe in HK with financial support from the Government. The Fair is also free admission.

Check out here for details.

The event is organized by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, after the success of a similar event last year. So it may be worth a visit. And imagine watching a traditional opera outdoor. That would be memorable. I learnt that a  majority of the tickets are already sold out.

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