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Third Xiqu Seminar "The Way of Success for various Role Categories"  
Opera, be it Chinese or Western, is an artistic epitome of music, dance, theatre and literature. With alto, tenor and soprano, we know that the singing style of actors in western opera is not decided by characters but subject to their tunes and voices, whereas in Chinese opera, the system of 'Hang Dang' (Role Categories) is an arrangement of characters, primarily divided according to the characters' gender, characteristic, age and status. Today, the division is combined as five major types: Sheng (male role), Dan (female role), Jing (painted face), Mo (old men) and Chou (clown), with each 'hang dang' has a unique way of singing.

In the third episode of the Xiqu Seminar Series, renowned Jingju performer and Plum Blossom Grand Prize winner Shang Changrong, who is also the first Chinese to be honoured by the International Theatre Institution as the World Theatre Ambassador, together with Hong Kong celebrated Cantonese opera artist and advocator Law Ka-ying, will share their inspiring success stories and experiences on various role categories.

Date: 2013.11.23 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00pm
Venue: Theatre, Yau Ma Tei Theatre
Ticket price: $80 (Senior citizens, full-time students, people with disabilities and their accompanying minder, and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients can enjoy 50% discount)

Tickets available at URBTIX outlets from 12 October.

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