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WONG Chiu-kwan

Wong started her career in Cantonese opera since the mid-60s, and studied with renowned Cantonese opera artists including Tan Shan-shan and Liu Yong-chuan

After performing extensively in Singapore and Malaysia in the 1980s, Wong settled in Hong Kong and became an active Cantonese opera actress in heroine roles. Renowned for her bound-feet repertoires and martial moves, Wong has also performed in the UK, the US, Australia and Canada to critical acclaim

Actively involved in community outreach and education works, Wong made significant contributions to the popularisation of Cantonese opera

On the Council of The Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong since 1997

Received Award for Best Artist (Xiqu), Hong Kong Arts Development Awards (2010)

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Work

The story of Lau Kamting

In The Bound-feet Liu Jinding Crashes Four Gates, Wong stars in one of her most famous roles by performing bound-feet in seemingly effortless movements with agility, not to mention martial moves. Gao Junbao leads an army to save Song Emperor Zhao Kuangyin who was trapped in Shouzhou. Gao ran into Liu Jinding, the chief of the brigands who was looking for a husband with courage and martial abilities. Jinding outdid Junbao in tactics and thrice captured and released him. Before his departure, Junbao left her a golden mace as a token for their engagement.

Junbao arrived Shouzhou for his rescue mission but was also trapped when bedridden. Worried about her lover, Jinding decided to help and crashes through four barricades to rescue the Emperor and Junbao.