February 4, 2018, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Hawai‘i Imin International Conference Center

Tickets available at EWCarts.eventbrite.com 

$10 adults; $5 youth & college students with I.D.

Any remaining tickets will be available at the door, one hour before show time.

Showcasing the vibrancy of indigenous Chinese theatre, this performance-demonstration highlights the rich and multifaceted art of xiqu (pronounced ‘shee-chew,’ commonly called Chinese “opera”), and the upcoming production of the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa’s Fights & Delights, a celebration of the chou (comic/clown) character. Master artists from China will perform snippets of traditional xiqu – singing songs, demonstrating instruments from the xiqu orchestra, and presenting short scenes – while students from the UHM Department of Theatre + Dance share the result of eight months of training in this rigorous form, presenting xiqu excerpts in English.

Seating is general – first come, first served. Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Please allow time for parking, which is managed by UH Mānoa and usually free on Sundays.

This project is a collaboration with the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Department of Theatre and Dance. The EWC Arts Program is supported in part by Aqua-Aston Hospitality, The Hawai’i Pacific Rim Society, Friends of Hawai’i Charities, Barbara B. Smith, Richard H. Cox, Jean E. Rolles, EWC Arts ‘Ohana members, Jackie Chan Foundation USA, The Arthur Goodfriend Intercultural Fund, and other generous donors

Primary Contact Info:

Phone: 808-944-7177 (recorded information)