From September 5-8, the Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company will be at CU presenting workshops and public performances to offer the students and community a deeper understanding of the art form. Founded in 1987 by Qi Shu Fang, the Company is dedicated to the preservation and performance of the Chinese theatrical tradition, Peking Opera.
The Company seeks to be an innovative force in the art form as it performs a variety of operas at venues around the world. The goal of the Company is to strengthen pedagogy in Peking Opera through workshops that are truly interactive and through apprenticeship programs that give the opportunity to students trained in Peking Opera to perform it live. The Company strives to serve as a training ground for new performers that include both Asians and non-Asians. In terms of performance, the Company works to reach a broader crossover audience by widening the repertoire, revitalizing the genre, and devising creative audience development methods.
While at CU, the Company will offer four-days of workshops and performances to the community. These include a public screening of Little Tiger followed by a question and answer session on Thursday, September 5th, a Make-Up Demonstration on Friday, September 6th, and a Combat Workshop on Saturday, September 7th. Finally, on Sunday, September 8th at 2:00 p.m. in the University Theatre, the Company will present a four-part public performance that features Ribbon Dance, Fighting in the Dark, The Art of Face Mask Changing, and The Monkey King and Princess Iron Fan.
To find out more about each of these events, please visit this page.