"Fun in ICH" Series – January to March Events
Fringe Activities of "The Oral Legacies Series II: The Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong" Exhibition
Presented by the Intangible Cultural Heritage Office
From Bamboo to Theatre - Lecture on Bamboo Theatre Building Technique
During the celebrations of the patron deities' birthdays, the jiao festivals or the Yu Lan Festival, the organising committee concerned will commission a bamboo scaffolding company to construct a temporary theatre for staging Chinese opera performances. Depending on the requirements of the organising committee and the size of the audience, the size of the theatre can be flexible. These temporary theatres are mainly built from bamboo poles, fir beams and metal sheets, etc., reflecting the age-old wisdom of Chinese architecture. In this lecture, Master Im will introduce different types of bamboo theatre, as well as the building procedures and techniques involved, allowing participants to better understand the skill and cultural values behind such structures.
The Hong Kong-style cheongsam is a popular outfit for celebratory occasions in local Chinese communities. During the ancestral worship of clans and wedding events held in the New Territories, the male's cheongsam is used to symbolise the seniority among the male members of the same clan. The sewing techniques of Hong Kong-style cheongsam required particular skills and experience and do not allow for any shortcuts. In this event, Master Fung will share his experience in making the cheongsam, enabling participants to gain a better understanding of the steps and sewing techniques required.
Fee: Free admission
Enquiry: Miss Tse (Tel: 2780 2283, email: firstname.lastname@example.org)