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Discover: Xiqu

February 4, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Imin Center-Jefferson Hall East-West Center 1777 East-West Road (Opposite Kennedy Theatre)

Showcasing the vibrancy of indigenous Chinese theatre, this performance-demonstration highlights the rich and multifaceted art of xiqu (戏曲, 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 UH Mānoa Department of Theatre + Dance share the result of eight months of training in this rigorous form, presenting xiqu excerpts in English.

$10 adults
$5 youth 18 & under / college students with I.D.

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

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 in collaboration with the Asian Theatre Program at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Theatre + 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.

Ticket Information

Event Sponsor
East-West Center Arts Program, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Eric Chang, (808) 944-7177,,

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