Sunday, October 6 from 10 a.m. to Noon
Corthell Concert Hall
Sponsored by the Confucius Institute at USM
Workshop #1 - Beijing Opera Workshop
The Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera at Binghamton University (CICO) is a nonprofit organization jointly formed by Binghamton University and the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (NACTA), and is sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (CIH) in Beijing, China. CICO was established on November 16, 2009. As with all Confucius Institutes around the world, CICO supplies teachers and support for teaching Chinese language and culture. However, as a specialized Confucius Institute, it also introduces Chinese Opera and music around the U.S.
The main content of the Beijing Opera workshop is to introduce the performance characteristics, singing characteristics and mask art of Beijing Opera, to show the charm and artistic characteristics of Beijing Opera to the American people, so that the American people can have a direct understanding of Beijing Opera. In the teaching process, besides the introduction of relevant theories, participants' experience is also emphasized. The teacher will invite some participants to dress in costumes and learn some simple movements and the "key skills" of Beijing Opera, so as to feel the charm of Beijing Opera. In addition, some participants will be invited to experience the art of facial makeup in Beijing Opera. The teacher will draw the outline of facial makeup for the participants, introduce the characteristics of facial makeup art to the participants, and tell the audience how to judge the character and character characteristics through facial makeup.
The workshop lasts about 120 minutes. Among them, the Beijing Opera exhibition lasts for about 20 minutes, the theory introduction lasts for about 20 minutes, the body interaction experience lasts for about 40 minutes, and the face painting experience lasts for about 40 minutes.
Welcome to the Beijing Opera workshop!
Workshop #2 - Chinese Bamboo Flute Workshop
The Chinese Bamboo Flute workshop aims to introduce Chinese bamboo flute art as the main content, to show American students the charm and artistic characteristics of Chinese bamboo flute art, and to give participants a more intuitive understanding of Chinese bamboo flute art through their personal experience. The teacher will invite some students to experience the differences between Chinese bamboo flute playing and western instruments, as well as the different handling and special playing skills of the music.
The workshop lasts about 60 minutes.About 15 minutes of bamboo flute performance, 15 minutes of theory introduction, and 30 minutes of body interaction experience.
Welcome to the Chinese Bamboo Flute workshop!
Workshop #3: Guzheng Workshop
The guzheng (Chinese Zither) is a traditional Chinese musical instrument. It is also one of the most ancient Chinese musical instruments with 2,700-year history according to the historical records. and has always been popular in China. Guzheng is considered as one of the main chamber as well as solo instruments of Chinese traditional music. Guzheng is the ancestor of several Asian zither instruments, such as: Japanese koto, Korean gayageum, Mongolian yatga, and Vietnamese dan tranh.