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Sifu: An Evening of Cantonese Opera – CANCELLED

Tuesday, March 17 – 7:00 PM, Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts – Please note – This event has been cancelled

Due to concerns over the transmission of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in the interest of public health and safety, the University of Chicago has issued new guidance suspending most University-sponsored events and public gatherings of more than 100 people, including this performance.

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The tradition of Cantonese opera, with its vivid costumes, distinctive music, and dramatic presentation, has been fostered and developed for over 500 years. Since its inception, this living practice has been carried on by sifu, experienced performers and masters of the form fluent in the narratives of myth and history. For one performance only, opera sifu will present a collection of these canonical stories through martial arts, acrobatics, acting, and singing, accompanied by traditional Chinese percussion.

This dynamic evening program begins at 6:30pm with a pre-show talk by Ariel Fox, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Committee on Theater and Performance Studies, and The College, of the University of Chicago, and renowned artist Eva Tam, President of American-Orient Performing Arts and one of the evening’s sifu. The performance runs approximately 90 minutes and is immediately followed by a post-show reception with the artists.

Si-fu: An Evening of Cantonese Opera is presented here by the Logan Center and UChicago Global, along with the Chinese Fine Arts Society, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (NY), and the Center for East Asian Studies at The University of Chicago. 

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