- Published: Tuesday, 30 July 2019 03:19
- Written by WEBANDCMS
Dream of the Red Chamber is a very old story that everyone in Hong Kong may heard of. But it is the very first time that is present by an university in Hong Kong in the Xiqu Centre, a world-class performing arts venue. A full house audience of nearly one thousand members of the public is successfully achieved.
Inscribed onto UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on September 2009, Cantonese Opera is the first item of the world intangible cultural heritage in Hong Kong. It is a meaningful night to have this significant Hong Kong art in the celebration.
To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK), the Cantonese Opera Concert on Dream of the Red Chamber is successfully presented at the Grand Theatre of the Xiqu Centre in the West Kowloon Cultural District on 1st June.
The night was started with an opening ceremony at the Foyer of the Grand Theatre before the concert. Officiating at the Ceremony were the Chairman of the OUHK Council Mr Michael Wong Yick-kam, Deputy Chairman of the OUHK Council Mr Silas Yang Siu-shun and President of the OUHK Prof. Yuk-Shan Wong. It is the very first time to have an university in Hong Kong to hold a Cantonese Opera Concert at the Xiqu Centre, a world-class performing arts venue. It is a honor to OUHK and the concert also provide a valuable opportunity for the audience to share the mission in providing quality education and the passion in promotion Chinese culture. This concert has successfully raised over HK$5 million for the long-term development of the OUHK.
The evening was kicked off by showing "A Glimpse at the Red Chamber', a video-recorded dialogue with insights share by Prof. Kenneth Pai Hsien-yung and Prof. Liu Zaifu. The fresh graduates of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts then presented a dance performance "Daiyu Joins the Jia Family".
The five classic Cantonese opera excerpts are "Daiyu Buries Falling Flowers", "Qingwen Mends the Peacock Cloak", "Burning her Verses, Daiyu Passes Away", "Baoyu Regrets His Marriage" and "Everlasting Regret at the Land of Illusion". Performed by the Cantonese opera virtuosos and some young artists, the love story was perfectly interpreted on the stage.
Who knows what’s in the water they drink these days, but whatever it is, it’s working for Guns N’ Roses. Their three hour (!) 25 song show at Hong Kong’s sold out AsiaWorldExpo showcased a veteran LA rock act now in their fifties bidding to become an iconic touring band in the vein of The Stones, and without a doubt, succeeding.
Although the end of May isn’t here yet but the Creator and Founder of artistic perfume brand Ormonde Jayne, Linda Jayne Pilkington’s visit to Hong Kong for the festivities of Le French May has successfully come to an end. During her four-day visit, Linda shared with media friends, perfume lovers, her perfume brand supporters and aspiring perfume school students stories of her experiences and her journey in creating perfumes. Before she left Hong Kong, Linda, a world class traveler and an individual inspired by her rich travel experiences promised to create a perfume inspired by her visit to Hong Kong. Let us look forward to this exclusive scent.
About Ormonde Jayne
“In creating Ormonde Jayne, my goal was to combine elements which I consider define true elegance. The quality of English craftsmanship, the art of French perfumery and the sensuality and natural harmony of the Orient” With this belief, Linda allowed her inspirational vision thrust her into the limelight. Spurred on by her own demanding standards, Ormonde Jayne’s breathtaking perfume range was born. Each product is passionately created by Linda and bottled and packaged by hand in her London workshop. The Ormonde Jayne perfumery opened on 30th November 2001 in London’s Old Bond Street.
About Linda Jayne Pilkington
An adventurer, explorer and perfectionist, this is Linda Jayne Pilkington.
Driven by her passion for fragrances, Linda began her perfume journey 18 years ago through her explorations and travels around the world. From Africa, the Far East and to Latin America, her experiences around the world has truly inspired the scents she has created. The experience of being surrounded by these fantastic locations filled with luscious flora and intoxicating heady scents
that lead Linda into appreciating and researching exotic oils and essences – an extension of her childhood hobbies. When she returned home, Linda continued her love of scent and began creating a breathtaking new collection of perfumes, which received for 2 consecutive years in a renowned competition for a first prize for style and innovation, this captured the attention of fashion house Chanel where they wanted her to create the “perfect scented candle” for Chanel. From this challenge her own inspirational vision thrusted her into the limelight. Spurred on by her own demanding standards Ormonde Jayne’s breathtaking
The legendary rock star and Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan returns to Hong Kong with his band in August this year.