Cantonese Opera

Cantonese opera is one of the major categories in Chinese opera, originating in southern China's Cantonese culture. It is popular in Guangdong, Guangxi, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Malaysia. Like all versions of Chinese opera, it is a traditional Chinese art form, involving music, singing, martial arts, acrobatics, and acting. 粵劇 (Jyut6 kek6) should not be confused with 越劇 (Yuèjù), the theatre of Zhejiang.

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Connie Chan - Career
... At the age of five and a half she started learning Cantonese opera from her adoptive parents and later became an apprentice of Peking opera master Fen Juhua, who was one ... year later she and Leung Bo-chu (the daughter of the great comic actor and opera clown Leung Sing-po) were the leading stars of the Double Chu Opera ... In 1958, Connie made her film debut in the Cantonese opera Madam Chun Heung-lin ...
Leung Sing-Bor - Career
... Leung brought his family to escape to Guangzhou to Macau then to Guangxi At Guangxi, he formed a Cantonese opera troupe there and performed in various towns of ... and thus changed to Chousheng (clown) in which he portrayed villainous and also funny roles in cantonese opera, acting in several famous Cantonese Opera troupes, Leung thus gained the reputation of ...
Tang Ti-sheng
1917 - September 15, 1959), born Tang Kang-nien (Chinese 唐康年 pinyin Táng Kāngnián), was a Cantonese opera playwright, scriptwriter, and film director ... His contributions to Cantonese opera significantly influenced Hong Kong's reform and development of the genre beginning in the late 1930s ... During his twenty-year career, Tang composed over 400 operas and achieved immense popularity within the Cantonese opera scene ...
Sun Ma Sze Tsang - Career
... His father, Tang Kei, was a gambling and Cantonese opera addict ... Tang later left home to learn Cantonese opera ... Tang impressed the Cantonese opera industry by his stunning performance that resembled Ma Sze-Tsang, a famous Cantonese opera singer ...
Cantonese Opera - Frequently Used Terms
... Pheasant feathers (雉雞尾 Cantonese Ci4 Gai1 Mei5) These are attached to the helmet in mou (武) plays, and are used to express the character's skills and expressions ... Water Sleeves (水袖 Cantonese Seoi2 Zau6) These are long flowing sleeves that can be flicked and waved like water, used to facilitate emotive ... Hand Movements (手動作 Cantonese Sau2 Dung6 Zok3) Hand and finger movements reflect the music as well as the action of the play ...

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