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Workshops for all levels
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To see a sample of our workshop 'An Actor Prepares' - Performance and Talk-demonstration, please click on the link below:

'An Actor Prepares' - Performance and Talk-demonstration

 

LJKOA on BBC online news/magazine website –
‘Chinese Opera: The ‘rebirth’ of Kunqu’
(Images from ‘An Evening of Beijing and Kunqu Opera’, Purcell Room, Southbank, 21/7/2011 presented by Asian Music Circuit Chinese Season)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14401652

 

LJKOA final AGM 2014


Dr Rachel Harris, Chair;
Dr Ping Hua, Vice-Chair;
Mrs Yee Fun Mak Lord, Board Member;
and Mrs Kathy Hall, Chief Executive
 
 Some LJKOA members at the final AGM

 

Activities in February-March 2014


Kathy Hall teaching Music students, Royal Holloway University of London   Student, Jiawei Li, Kunqu opera, Maidstone, Kent
SOAS Jing Kun Chinese Opera Student Society Workshops
Left: Watersleeves with Kathy Hall
Right: Chinese music workshop with Ansheng Zhang and Ying Wan
(Photos: Siyu Guo)
Kunqu opera at SOAS book launch event
Left: Kathy Hall in The Foolish Dream
Right: Kunqu Ensemble (Paul Kendall, Ruard Absaroka, Jack Footitt and Ying Wan)
(Photos: Shzr Ee Tan)

 

LJKOA Members’ Final Concert, 7/12/2013
at Islington Chinese Association, London


       
       
       

Photos: Andreas Busch

 

LJKOA at MasterCard Priceless Nights at the V&A Chinese Masterpieces, 10/2013

Instrumental Ensemble and Kunqu Opera scene,
The Assassination of the Tiger General
, with the Kunqu Ensemble


       
       

Photos: Alistair Veryard

 

LJKOA 10th Anniversary Jingju and Kunqu Opera Gala, 10/2012

Rudolf Steiner Theatre, London NW1


i) Speech by Chair and Jingju Solo Singing

       

ii) Jingju Opera The Parting at the Kiln

       
       

iii) Kunqu Opera The Foolish Dream

       
       
       

Photos: Simon Richardson

 

LJKOA 10th Anniversary Celebrations

Part 1: March to September 2012
6 lecture-demonstrations, mini performances and workshops
Sponsored by
UK Research and Development Centre for Chinese Traditional Culture
英国中华传统文化研究院
Venue courtesy of
UK Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Piccadilly, London

(1) 23/3 Opening event - The Art of the Kunqu Opera Dan
Presenter: Kathy Hall with the LJKOA Kunqu Ensemble

Dean, UKCTC Chair, LJKOA    

Photos: Xiang Li

(2) 22/4 - Jingju and Kunqu Opera Percussion
Presenter: Ying Wan

       
Photos: Lang Xiao

(3) 13/5 The Four Great Dan Performers
Presenter: Jun Ai, with Gillian Simpson and Kathy Hall

       
Photos: Andreas Busch and Xiang Li

(4) 20/5 Jingju and Kunqu Open Mike for All
Presenters: Jun Ai and Kathy Hall

       
       
Photos: Andreas Busch

       
       
Photos: Xiang Li

(5) 24/6 Dan Make-up and Head-dressing
Presenter and make-up artist: Kathy Hall

       
       
Photos: Andreas Busch

 

(6) 16/9 Jingju Laosheng (Older Male role) Lecture-demonstration and Workshop
Presented by Kevin Zhang

       
       
Photos: Nancy Mok

 

LJKOA Kunqu Opera lecture-demonstration by Kathy Hall
Presented by UK Research and Development Centre
for Chinese Traditional Culture

at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, London, 11 December 2011

       

Photos: Lulu Langtree

 

LJKOA An Evening of Beijing and Kunqu Opera,
at Purcell Room, Southbank, 21 July 2011
Presented by Asian Music Circuit Chinese Season

The Heavenly Maiden Scatters Flowers (‘Tiannu Sanhua’)

       

The River Side Pavilion (‘Wangjiangting’)

       

The Assassination of the Tiger General (‘Cihu’)

       

Photos: Steve Franck

 

LJKOA Costumes Exhibition:
Enter Stage Right – Costumes from the Beijing Opera
- presented by the Asian Music Circuit at the Museum of Asian Music, London, June and July 2011

       

Photos: Jessica Hall

 

LJKOA Beijing and Kunqu Opera Gala, 7 April 2011, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS

In Praise of Flowers (‘Biaohua’)

       
Photos: David Rowe

       
Photos: Guo Kunzhang

In Pursuit of the Dream (‘Xunmeng’)

       
Photos: David Rowe

At the Palace (‘Zuogong’)

       
Photos: David Rowe

       
Photos: Guo Kunzhang

 

Chinese New Year Celebration at Victoria and Albert Museum, Jan 2011, with LJKOA team

       

Photos: Xiang li

 

LJKOA at University of Sheffield Spring Concert Series, May 2010

Jingju Opera 'Parting at the Kiln' (2010 version)

       
       

Musicians

       

Kunqu Opera 'In Pursuit of the Dream' with LJKOA Kunqu Opera Ensemble

       

Photos: Zhang Chengyong

 

LJKOA Kunqu Opera scenes at Tate Britain Family Activities, 10/2009

       

 

LJKOA 'Beijing Opera Spectacular', Waterfront Studio, Belfast, 6/2009

Sword Dance from 'The King bids Farewell to his Favourite Consort'

       

'The Heavenly Maiden Scatters Flowers' ('Tiannu Sanhua')

       

'The Parting at the Kiln' ('Pinggui Bieyao')

       

The musicians

       

Photos: Marcin Wilkowski and Ronnie Moore

 

LJKOA publicity photos 2011

In Pursuit of the Dream from The Peony Pavilion (‘Xunmeng’from‘Mudanting’)


Photos: Kelda Hole

 

LJKOA publicity photos for 2010 new production

At the Palace (Zuogong) from 4th Son Visits Mother (SilangTan Mu)


Photos: Liang Qin

 

LJKOA publicity photos for 2009 new productions

'In Praise of Flowers' from 'The Water-Seller'

       

'The King bids Farewell to his Favourite Consort' ('Bawang Bieji')

       
       

Kunqu Opera, 'The Foolish Dream' ('Chimeng') from 'The Broken Axe Mountain' ('Lankeshan')

       
       

Photos: Kelda Hole

 

LJKOA 'Parting at the Kiln' , Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, 2/2007

       

Photos: Maaike Stevens

 

LJKOA Publicity Photos - 1/2007

'Parting at the Kiln' ('Pinggui Bieyao')

       
       

'Temple of the Mountain God' ('Shanshenmiao')

       

'The Drunken Imperial Concubine' ('Guifei Zuijiu')

       

Photos: Kelda Hole

 

LJKOA in Malta 21 - 23 March 2006
At the invitation of the Cultural Centre of the People's Republic of China in Malta, and Heritage Malta
In conjunction with the exhibition of 60 figurines 'Characters in Beijing Opera'

'Understanding Beijing Opera' - Talk-demonstration at the National Museum of Archaeology, Valleta

       
       

Workshop for Schools, St James' Cavalier Centre for Creativity

       

Special performance for the President of Malta and the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Malta at the China Cultural Centre

  With President of Malta and PRC Ambassador to Malta With PRC Counsellor
YJ Tang and CCC Programme Officer
Dr QB Li
 

Maltese Educational TV interview

   
       

 

Festival of the Voice 2006
LJKOA: Evocative Voices from China
Arthur Cotterell Theatre, Kingston College, 3/3/06

Kunqu Opera Scenes 'The Startling Dream' and 'In Pursuit of a Dream',
from 'The Peony Pavilion'

       
       
       

Photos: Yazid Missouri

 

'Il drago e il leone'
Il Carnevale del Teatro, La Biennale di Venezia
Venice, 23 - 28 February 2006

LJKOA Chinese Opera Make-up and Clownerie Workshops
Foyer of Goldoni Theatre, and Atrio Fonderie, Arsenale
23 - 28 February

LJKOA Make-up Team      
       
       

LJKOA performance of two fragments from the Kunqu Opera, 'The Peony Pavilion'
Corderie dell' Arsenale, 23 - 28 February

The Startling Dream (Jingmeng)

       
       

In Pursuit of A Dream (Xunmeng)

      Guest Book of the Phoenix Hotel for Artists

Photos: Jessica Hall

 

Jing and Kun Opera Performance
(The West Wing Arts Centre, Slough, November 2005)

The Drunken Imperial Concubine (Guifei Zuijiu)

       

The Startling Dream (Jingmeng) from The Peony Pavilion

       

Young Male Role Showcase (Xiaosheng Texie)

       

Pre-show Lecture-demonstration

       

Opera Orchestra and Ensemble Musicians

The Opera Orchestra Instrumental Ensemble

Photos: Jessica Hall, Jagroop Singh, Toby Evans

 

Kathy Hall –Churchill Fellow 2004
Kathy received the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Medallion from Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace, June 2006
The 48 Group Club Honorary Member Award in recognition of ‘outstanding contribution to Sino-British relations’
Kathy received her award from H.E. Ambassador
Liu Xiaoming of the People’s Republic of China,
at the PRC Embassy in London, November 2010

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