THIS SUNDAY! Chinese Beijing Opera at Music Hall Center Detroit
The North American Chinese Coalition (NACC) along with Chinese Association of Greater Detroit (CAGD), Greater Lansing Chinese Association and the North American Chinese Society of Automotive Engineers are proud to present Beijing Opera performance by the Beijing Opera Troupe at the Detroit Music Hall to celebrate Chinese New Year on Sunday, March 1st 2015.
To usher in 2015, the Year of the Ram, The North American Chinese Coalition (NACC) has planned this cultural show featuring authentic Chinese Beijing Opera which is held in Detroit Music Hall. The cultural show begins at 3 p.m.
“The Spring Festival is the most important festival for Chinese people,” says Lisa Gray, Chair of North American Chinese Coalition (NACC). “We want to share our culture with the community.” The Spring Festival begins on the first day of the first lunar month, which this year is Feb.19, and continues for 15 days. It is a time for celebration and the gathering of family, particularly on New Year’s Eve, when families share a large, elaborate meal, view variety shows during the Chinese New Year.” Lisa says. The cultural show will echo these traditions, bringing a taste of Chinese culture to our community.
Beijing Opera is the embodiment of China. The largest Chinese opera form, it is extolled as 'Opera of the East'. With history of 200 years, it originated from local drama from South China. Beijing Opera is a synthesis of stylized action, singing, dialogue and mime, acrobatic fighting and dancing to represent a story or depict different characters and their feelings of gladness, anger, sorrow, happiness, surprise, fear and sadness. The characters may be loyal or treacherous, beautiful or ugly, good or bad, their images being vividly manifested. The combination of virtual and reality - a special technique of expression, keeps it largely free from the restriction of time and space on stage performance.
Beijing Opera Troupe is one of the most known art group in China. Established in 1955, it developed many award-winning Beijing opera shows and has many 1st class performers. Its performers have traveled to many cities around the world to perform. They will perform at Detroit, San Francisco, Los Angles, Houston and Atlanta during this trip to the United States. More than 10 programs will be presented during the cultural show.