Flower-drum opera class to promote local folk art
A master class to promote flower-drum opera (Huagu Xi), one of Hunan's intangible cultural heritages, took place in Changsha Concert Hall on July 29.
The class invited Liu Zhaoqian, a professional successor of Hunan flower-drum opera, as its keynote speaker.
Flower-drum opera class in Changsha Concert Hall, July 29. [Photo by Tao Xuanning/Hunan Daily]
Hunan flower-drum opera takes rural life as its subject matter. Its melodies stem from ballads, folk songs, humming sounds, work songs and Taoist music. Featuring lively melodies, pithy plots and dialect-style singing, it reflects work, love, family conflicts and other threads of daily life.
Liu Zhaoqian teaches a little girl about vocal technique. [Photo by Tao Xuanning/Hunan Daily]
Ms Liu encouraged the teenagers in her audience to pass on the local folk art. Assisted by local opera performers, she sang and acted the play "Liu Hai Kan Qiao" (Woodcutter Liu Hai), a popular representative work.
More master classes and summer camps for youth will be organized to disseminate information about flower-drum opera and help to develop it, said Liu.
Flower-drum opera fans of different ages take part in the course. [Photo by Tao Xuanning/Hunan Daily]
Source: Hunan Daily