Amateur Chinese Opera (xiqu) Groups in Singapore

Project Number
RI 6/15 WB

Project Duration
March 2016 - March 2018

Status
In-Progress

Abstract
Singapore amateur Chinese opera groups play an important role in the development of local Chinese opera, but it has long been a neglected field of research by researchers. This project aims to compile historical data from such opera groups, interview their leaders and experience real opera rehearsal, so as to provide a picture of the development of local Chinese opera groups in the past hundred years. With this as a backdrop, this project will analyze the structure of the opera groups, their operating model and performance traditions, so as to objectively evaluate the value of Singapore amateur Chinese opera groups.

Funding Source
NIE

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