Time: May 18, 2012 from 8pm to 10pm
Location: Asia Society
Street: 725 Park Avenue
City/Town: New York, NY 10021
Website or Map: http://asiasociety.org/new-yo…
Event Discipline: opera, performance
Organized By: Asia Society
Latest Activity: Apr 4, 2012
Kunqu opera is one of China’s most renowned traditional theater forms. It combines acting, movement and singing in a total theatrical immersion, which harkens back to a historical past while connecting to contemporary times. The Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe exemplifies this form.
Lanke Mountain is a tale of greed, ambition, betrayal and humor. The role of Cui, the heroine, is acted with total abandon, rarely seen in Kunqu performances which are generally marked by subtlety and restraint. The story is both traditional and contemporary.