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Exhibition of China's most renowned Jingju actor at Commons Gallery

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Tracy E Robinson, 956-2598
Publicity Director, Department of Theatre and Dance
Marty Myers, 956-2602
Theatre Manager, Department of Theatre and Dance
Posted: Jan 25, 2010


The Jiangsu Province Department of Culture, in conjunction with UH Mānoa's Kennedy Theatre’s Jingju (Beijing opera) production of The White Snake, will be sending an exhibit to be displayed at the Commons Gallery, UH Mānoa Art Building, February 5 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and February 8 thru 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
Experience the beauty and artistry of China’s most renowned Jingju actor in this exhibition, entitled “The Art and Life of Mei Lanfang.”   Recognized as the first to introduce Jingju (Beijing opera) to America, Mei Lanfang’s most famous roles were those of female characters and his skillful portrayal of women won him international acclaim.
 
The exhibit will be comprised of historical photographs, stunning ornaments, costumes and weaponry from some of his best-known performances, as well as displays of a variety of media from Mei Lanfang’s 50-year stage career. Curators and staff members from the Mei Lanfang Museum in Taizhou, the Taizhou City Bureau of Culture, and the Jiangsu Province Department of Culture have come to UH Mānoa to personally install the exhibit.
 
 
WHAT:                        The Art and Life of Mei Lanfang” Exhibition

SPONSORED BY:     The Jiangsu Province Department of Culture
 
WHEN:                        Feb. 5 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. and Feb. 8 thru 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
WHERE:                     Commons Gallery, UH Mānoa Art Building, first floor
                                    2535 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, HI 96822
                                   Admission is free and open to the public.
                                   Call 956-6888 for more information or visit www.hawaii.edu/artgallery.
 
 

For more information, visit: http://www.hawaii.edu/artgallery