School Chinese Opera Workshops
At TokTokChiang, we provide a variety of Chinese Opera Workshops for Schools.
Chinese Opera Workshop
Through the 1-1.5 hour of Chinese Opera Workshop, the students will learn about the following contents :
Different Dialect Groups
History of Singapore Chinese Opera Troupe
Different Types of Opera
Different types of Mask Paintings
Chinese Opera Puppets
Chinese Opera Skills & Movements
A short video clip – The students are enjoying their Chinese Opera costumes, learning and participating in front of their cheering school friends.
Chinese Opera Puppet
In history, puppets & chinese opera are interrelated. The gestures of the chinese opera actor are directly inspired by the movements of puppets, and likewise that the very accentuated makeup of the actors is a survival of the painted heads of puppets.
30 different types of chinese opera puppets
Si Chuan Mask Changing
In this magnificent art of mask-changing literally known as “Bian Lian”, the performer displays the ancient Sichuan opera art of changing faces with an ostentatious movement of the head, and a wave of the hand to skilfully reveal the different face masks again and again in magically quick succession. The painted masks of different facial expressions and their colours reflect a character’s mood – red representing anger and black extreme fury.
A short video clip – An ancient Mask-Changing Performance in the presence of an enthusiastic and excited young audience.
Chinese Mask Painting
The students learn and participate in the mask painting activity.
The activity is guided by a professional mask painting teacher.
The Visual Art of Magic
Magic is a craft which focus on the flexibility and quick responses of the performer. Successful magicians are able to arouse and capture the audience’s curiosity and excitement . They are able to create spellbinding visual illusions far beyond our imaginations, engaging our senses in the extraordinary experience of a magical and enchanting fantasy.
Here are some of the schools we have recently worked with: