This is a special exhibition to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the death of master Tong Tik-sang 唐滌生 (1917-1959). Based on the book “The Legend of Tong Tik-sang’s Creative Career” by Professor Chan Sau Yan, this exhibition gives a glimpse into Tong’s career, from his first Cantonese opera The Consoling Lotus of Jiangcheng to his last work The Reincarnation of the Red Plum. The exhibition displays the originals of Tong’s drawings, calligraphies, manuscripts, photos, etc. It also includes video shows featuring Tong’s Cantonese opera productions.
This exhibition is a part of the University’s “Cantonese Opera Education Enrichment Project”, jointly organized by HKUST Library, Center for the Arts and the Division of Humanities. As an art that blends Chinese legends, music and drama into a vibrant performance style, Cantonese opera was recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2009. Our project includes a credit-based course “Cantonese Opera and Hong Kong Culture” and workshops for the undergraduates as well as talks/demonstrations and a performance of Tong’s masterpiece The Floral Princess by students, staff and professionals. Through these activities, we hope to enhance University members’ knowledge of and interest in this unique cultural heritage.
More details: https://library.ust.hk/exhibitions/tong-tik-sang/
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