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Jingkun Theatre

Founder/Artistic Director/principal actress: Tang Yuen-ha

Tang received the Plum Blossom Award, China’s highest honour for theatrical performer; Award for Best Artist (Xiqu), Hong Kong Arts Development Awards (2008); Medal of Honour from the Hong Kong Government (2010)

Stage Director/Choreographer/principal actor: Geng Tianyuan

Geng received the Wenhua Award for stage director from China’s Ministry of Culture (1996); Best Actor Award at the 3rd Festival of Traditional Chinese Opera (Paris, 2007)

Performed in cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Paris, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, London, York and Aberystwyth

Major Productions: The Scent of China, performances celebrating the Reunification of Hong Kong with China (solely sponsored by Hermès); The Great Belfry, etc




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Special Jury Prize and Best Actor Award – 3rd Festival of Traditional Chinese Opera (Paris)

“It is a recognition of the outstanding quality of a dramatic performance, which the jury found compelling and utterly ‘seductive’, a performance which went straight to the hearts of the jury.”

“The jury was bowled over by the performance, […] It is a masterpiece of the Peking Opera repertoire, played in a spirit of pure respect for the tradition. According to the specialists, it is rarely that non-Chinese spectators have an opportunity to see this kind of dramatic presentation in such a pure form. […] Many thanks to Jingkun Theatre, for the rare pleasure they have given us.”  Jean-Pierre WURTZ, President of Jury