"Fun in ICH" Series – October and November Events
Fringe Activities of "The Oral Legacies Series II: The Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong" Exhibition
Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Lecture on Quanzhen Temples Taoist Ritual Music
Taoist Ritual Music is performed during Taoist ceremonies. The two main schools are the Orthodox Unity tradition (Zhengyi) and the Complete Perfection tradition (Quanzhen). In Hong Kong, Quanzhen Temples Taoist Ritual Music has developed into a style with local characteristics over the years, with the influence of other music. In this lecture, Master Leung Tak Wah, Chairman of the Hong Kong Taoist Association, will share his experience in the preservation and transmission of the Quanzhen Temples Taoist Ritual Music. The participants will also have the opportunity to enjoy the uniqueness of the culture of Taoist Ritual Music through the demonstration.
The belief that Wong Tai Sin will "grant every wish" is strongly rooted in the local community. Believers worship Wong Tai Sin by going to the temple or praying at home to ask for peace and well-being for the family. The Wong Tai Sin Temple is always full of incense burning under the management of the religious charitable organization Hong Kong Sik Sik Yuen. In addition to organizing temple fairs and lantern carnivals, the Temple is the only legal venue for Taoist wedding ceremonies in Hong Kong. In this tour of the Wong Tai Sin Temple, the participants will be guided by a Sik Sik Yuen docent to understand the history and architectural design of the Temple, as well as the beliefs and customs of the Wong Tai Sin, which principle is "to act benevolently and to teach benevolence".
Herbal tea ("leung cha" or "cooling tea") is a decoction of Chinese medicinal herbs and is considered to be a health drink. It is known to prevent excessive heat and dampness symptoms, to cool the body, and to prevent the common cold. It is made according to traditional Chinese medical theories, but is geared to the climate and natural environment of southern China. "Lui Seng Chun" was constructed in 1931 as a Chinese bone-setting medicine shop. The revitalized building is now a Chinese medicine clinic, which provides Chinese medical consultation services for the general public under the management of the School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University. In this guided tour, the docent will guide participants around the Grade I monument building, to introduce the history of "Lui Seng Chun", the knowledge about herbal tea and the transmission of the making technique.
The art of Cantonese opera is originated from life. With exquisite performing skills, performers lead audience into the fictional world to witness the ups and downs experienced by the characters. The seemingly most natural movements on stage, including some prescribed performing routines, are practiced repeatedly by actors so that they can perform with apparent ease. In this lecture, young Cantonese opera actor and actress, Hong Hai and Xie Xiaoyu will demonstrate the ways of expressing the characters' feelings by virtual and stylised physical movements of Cantonese opera and traditional stage gestures.
Fee: Free admission
Enquiry: Miss Tse (Tel: 2780 2283, email: firstname.lastname@example.org)