SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Chinese Kunqu Opera

Kathy Hall & Chen Rui

Date: 18 July 2016Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 23 July 2016Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Type of Event: Summer School

Course Dates: 18-23 July, Mon/Tue & Thu/Fri 6-9pm, Sat 10am-6pm
Course Fee: £95 (concs £75) -> book online

This course will focus on tone, word, movement in Kunqu Opera through the experience of the scene of The Startling Dream in The Peony Pavilion. Participants will study basic styles and patterns of Kunqu singing and acting, culminating in a class performance on the final day. The course will be led by experienced London-based Chinese opera teacher, Kathy Hall and noted young actor Chen Rui from Jiangsu.

Supported by HEFCE and the SOAS China Institute.
Bursaries are available. For more information contact

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