Danny LI Chi-kei
Experienced performer and renowned artistic director/producer
Born into a family of Cantonese opera artists and started training from the age of eight
Co-founded Hong Kong Experimental Cantonese Opera (1970), and was invited by the Hong Kong Urban Council to perform at the Chinese Opera Festival representing Cantonese Opera
Formed the Art of Cantonese Opera Association Limited (2007) and has since devoted major efforts in preserving and promoting the art form as well as training the next generation of performers. Under Li’s leadership, the troupe has produced numerous performances ranging from the revival of traditional operas to newly commissioned scripts such as The Arrant Revenge (an adaptation from Shakespeare’s Hamlet), gaining high recognition in the field
Eye on Cantonese Opera: HK’s Local Art
Selected extracts from perennial favorites showcasing different artistic aspects of Cantonese opera are presented in one evening. The variety of scene excerpts ranges from traditional paichang style, classics from the 1950s to newly commissioned script, curated to give the audience a fascinating and comprehensive glimpse of this spectacular art form.