Yan Keng Benevolent Dramatic Association was founded in February 1, 1920, with the main objective of preserving and promote the art of music singing and dramatic performance. The name Yan (meaning human) and Keng (meaning mirror) is to symbolize the reflection of one’s life and character through art and to promote social obligations to the local community through service and charity works.
According to the publication of the Xinhua News Agency, the rise of the vernacular dramatic art reflects the influence led by Chen Duxiu and Hu Shi's Chinese "New Culture Movement" to the local immigrant society. Yan Keng thereafter continues to promote and improvise the traditional opera culture and with important historical significance to becomes the first dramatic association in Malaysia to promote the traditional opera art and culture.
“An Evening Extravagance of Cantonese Opera” aims to promote and preserve the traditional culture of Chinese opera so that followers of this regional art can continue to enjoy this performing entertainment.
In the wake of this dying art, Yan Keng Benevolent Dramatic Association Opera Section is upholding its principle to promote Chinese opera and to strive for every opportunity for its members to perform the traditional art on stage. At the same time, it also aims to provide an entertaining evening for the audience.
“An Evening Extravagance of Cantonese Opera” is a live performance backed up by a group of experienced Chinese musicians to bring about a solid entertainment. The programme consists of excerpts from various well-known stories which include “Warrior Di Qing”, “Red Beans”, “The Sassy Princess and Her Blunt Husband”, “Fairy Hongluan”, “Fan Li and Beauty Xi Shi”, “Dream of the Red Chamber”, “Province Lu An” and “The Story of Princess Chang Ping”.
Cantonese opera has been an unforgettable treasured memory for the elderly. In the presentation of “An Evening Extravagance of Cantonese Opera”, we aim to bring back fond memories of the past to the elderly audience and at the same time hope to attract the younger generations to appreciate this traditional art so that it will not eventually be lost in the transition of time.
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For more information, please contact Mr Ron at 012 387 5188