August 20, 2006

八和會館 - Pat Wo Wui Kun

Pat Wo Association is the umbrella body for cantonese opera groups and artistes. This show (19 August 2006 at KAPT) was to commemorate its 149th anniversary. There were 3 artistes from Hong Kong and one from China participating with local artistes.

This is Yuen Siu Fai and Tang Mei Ling from HK. Yuen is a versatile artiste with his own inimitable style of acting and singing. He, together Mei Ling, gave an excellent performance of Song Jiang kills his concubine,
宋江怒殺閻婆惜.

Another picture of Mei Ling.

This is Ting Fan and Joanna Wong. Joanna is the chairman of Pat Woh and the artistic director of Chinese Theatre Circle. She only sang a song with Ling Tung Meng. Ting Fan is a top artiste from China. He performed an excerpt with a local artiste. Unless the gap between the standards of the 2 artistes is not too significant, I do not quite favour this type of arrangement. It somehow mars the joy of watching an otherwise nice show.

This is Ting Fan and Lily Ng. Lily is the leader of her opera troupe at Kolam Ayer Community Club.

This is Ling Tung Meng and Joanna Wong. Tung Meng is the director and instructor of the Xin Meng Sing Opera Centre.

The girl on the right is budding artiste Chung Lai Yong. She performed an excerpt with Lily Ng. This is the second time I see her perform. She did well, I think better than many amateur artistes with more experience.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, I also think that it would be alright to include professional artistes in their performances but should not feature a professional artiste with an amateur one as it really mars and many a times even murdered the enjoyment of watching.

Mimi

Alan said...

看不過眼,汪明荃等人以粵劇為幌子,在經濟蕭條下仍向政府施壓增撥款予八和會館,而不思節流.北九龍裁判法院活化計畫中,要豪花一億八千七百四十多萬元建神壇等,尤為荒謬.當年梅蘭芳先生赴美推廣京劇,又何曾有此奢華?有真功夫者,街頭演出同樣能承先啟後!