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Oct 9-13, 2017

In-School Performances

Call FAME Office for more information

(260) 247-7325

October 15, 2017

Public Performances

2:00 pm and 6:00 pm

 Arts United Center
303 East Main, Ft. Wayne

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Registration opens December 1, 2016

Grand Wayne Convention Center
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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Taizhou Opera Company Performance
Taizhou Opera Company Performance

Taizhou Opera Company Performance

Taizhou Opera Company White Background

Taizhou Opera Company white background

Taizhou Opera Company Concert Photo

Taizhou Opera Company concert photo

The long-awaited performances by the Taizhou Luantan Opera is scheduled for

October 9-13, 2017: In-School Performances

Octorber 15, 2017:  2:00 pm and 6:00 pm at the Arts United Center

FAME is pleased to be able to bring world renowned artists to Fort Wayne. These artists visit classrooms to provide presentations and hands-on activities at local FAME member schools. If you would like to be a FAME member school, click here.

The 2017 Visiting Artists will be the Taizhou Luantan Opera Company from China.

The Taizhou Chinese Opera Company is a 100-year-old opera company. Chinese Opera is a popular form of drama and musical theatre in China with roots going back to the early periods in China and enjoyed by both the common people as well as China’s royalty and aristocracy. It is composite performance art that is a combination of various art forms that existed in ancient China, and evolved gradually over more than a thousand years, reaching its mature form in the 13th century during the Song Dynasty. Early forms of Chinese drama are simple, but over time they incorporated various art forms, such as music, song and dance, martial arts, and acrobatics, as well as literary art forms, to become Chinese opera.

The elaborate costumes are as important as the characters themselves because each costume tells a story. There are brilliant colors, exaggerated flowing sleeves, and pheasant feathers used in the headwear to heighten the dramatic effect of the stage choreography. What appeals most might be the different styles of facial make-up, which is one of the highlights and requires distinctive techniques of painting. Exaggerated designs are painted on each performer’s face to symbolize a character’s personality, role, and fate.

This technique may have originated from ancient religions and dance. Audiences who are familiar with opera can know the story by observing the facial painting as well as the costumes. Generally, a red face represents loyalty and bravery; a black face, valor; yellow and white faces, duplicity; and golden and silver faces, mystery.

Mark your calendars for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Find out more about Taizhou: Its geography, history, cultural heritage, and special local products.

Special this year, in-school performances will be hosted by local high schools.  For more information, call the FAME office (260) 247-7325.

FAME is pleased to be able to bring world renowned artists to Fort Wayne. These artists visit classrooms to provide presentations and hands-on activities at local FAME member schools. If you would like to be a FAME member school, click here.

The 2017 Visiting Artists will be the Taizhou Luantan Opera Company from China.

The Taizhou Chinese Opera Company is a 100-year-old opera company. Chinese Opera is a popular form of drama and musical theatre in China with roots going back to the early periods in China and enjoyed by both the common people as well as China’s royalty and aristocracy. It is composite performance art that is a combination of various art forms that existed in ancient China, and evolved gradually over more than a thousand years, reaching its mature form in the 13th century during the Song Dynasty. Early forms of Chinese drama are simple, but over time they incorporated various art forms, such as music, song and dance, martial arts, and acrobatics, as well as literary art forms, to become Chinese opera.

The elaborate costumes are as important as the characters themselves because each costume tells a story. There are brilliant colors, exaggerated flowing sleeves, and pheasant feathers used in the headwear to heighten the dramatic effect of the stage choreography. What appeals most might be the different styles of facial make-up, which is one of the highlights and requires distinctive techniques of painting. Exaggerated designs are painted on each performer’s face to symbolize a character’s personality, role, and fate.

This technique may have originated from ancient religions and dance. Audiences who are familiar with opera can know the story by observing the facial painting as well as the costumes. Generally, a red face represents loyalty and bravery; a black face, valor; yellow and white faces, duplicity; and golden and silver faces, mystery.

Mark your calendars for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Find out more about Taizhou: Its geography, history, cultural heritage, and special local products.

Special this year, in-school performances will be hosted by local high schools.  Call the FAME office for more details (260) 247-7325.

Special this year, in-school performances will be hosted by local high schools. See the registration page for details. Fill in the form to reserve your place at the in-school presentations.