This is a story that takes place in the backstage of a Cantonese opera troupe. The performance is about to start, and artists are getting ready for the show. A young reporter visits the troupe in the backstage and is intrigued by what she sees. Guided by the producer, the audience follows the young reporter in her tour of the backstage. Amidst the hustle and bustle of entrances and exits and changes of costumes, the audience is shown the wonderful spectacle of the leading lady’s stylised movements in her 3-inch shoes, the leading actors dressed in dazzling military costumes, the Monkey King having his face painted… A world of exquisite costumes, elegant body movements, spectacular martial arts routines, and even the wonderful Southern Music Nanyin, a brand-new way of experiencing Hong Kong’s traditional art.
Led by veteran Cantonese opera performing artist Yuen Siu-fai, Spring Glory Cantonese Opera Workshop presents Backstage with local elite performers, combining with the format of modern theatrical play and introducing the art of Cantonese opera in an interactive and accessible way.
This programme is approximately 90 minutes with a 15 minutes intermission and an interactive session.
In English with Chinese and English Surtitles