Global Arts: Cultural Literacy & Heritage
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CHINESE OPERA AND MARTIAL ARTS
Teaching artists perform and discuss the five elements of traditional Chinese opera—singing, talking, acting, fighting, and tumbling--with students, providing a deeper understanding of the discipline. An exploration of these elements elicits interactive discussion, learning the five elements in the Mandarin language, and practice with stage fighting skills, movement, and mime.
Chinese Arts Council
Chinese American Arts Council whose artist trained in China and who were stars of the Beijing and Shaoxing Opera Troupes. Recipients of numerous awards for their work in China, these artists specialize in warrior roles and are skilled in many styles of theatrical martial arts. Their performances and workshops introduce students and teachers to works from the Beijing, Shaoxing, Kun and Cantonese Opera repertories.