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  1. Intangible Cultural Heritage in China

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chau Hing-wah says Intangible Cultural Heritage in China is more about people than objects, and keeping practices and culture passed down through the generations alive. The exhibition is all about 'going back to the roots of Chinese culture, its intangible heritage,' he says. Chau says using conventional museum displays would have been difficult, so instead the show uses ...

  2. Foundation throws cultural lifeline to mother of Chinese opera

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... listed as one of 19 masterpieces of 'oral and intangible cultural heritage' in 2001 under the UN's Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. Now Robert Ho Hung-ngai ... on Chinese arts and culture. The arts have been ignored for too long in China. 'There has definitely been a focus on education and health, not the arts, and while they are worthy causes, ...

  3. Splendour of Cantonese Opera: Masters Tong Tik-sang and Yam Kim-fai

    Posted Jan 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Exhibition of performance items and the artists' memorabilia- including headgear (left) worn by Yam- celebrating Cantonese Opera's inclusion on Unesco's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Sept 27 ...

  4. Vladimir Spivakov and the HKPO

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The violinist (above), winner of Russia's National Cultural Heritage Award, performs with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Libor Pesek, principal guest conductor of the Prague Symphony Orchestra. The programme includes Dvorak's Midday Witch. Today and tomorrow, 8pm, Cultural Centre Concert Hall, Salisbury Rd, TST, $100-$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2312 6103 ...

  5. Cantonese opera moves up a degree

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Tam Hong Kong will launch the world's first Cantonese opera degree to help preserve the traditional art form. The Academy for Performing Arts will start the four-year tertiary programme from 2013. This follows international recognition by Unesco, which granted Cantonese opera the status of an intangible cultural heritage in 2009, academy spokesman Herbert Huey said. ...

  6. Unesco gives Cantonese opera something to sing about

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Cantonese opera has won global recognition as cultural heritage worth protecting. The colourful and intricate art form rooted in southern China has been declared part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations. The list, administered by Unesco, the UN's heritage body, aims to preserve legacies under threat from global change. Cantonese ...

  7. Summer festival to showcase extravaganza of Chinese opera

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... was declared part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by Unesco last year. Performances of other forms of Chinese opera will also be staged, including Kunqu, one of the oldest forms, which Unesco declared an intangible cultural heritage in 2001. Others are Peking opera, Shaoxing Yue opera, Sichuan opera, Fujian Puxian opera, Zhangzi opera of Guangdong province, Chaozhou opera, ...

  8. Opera buffs in bid to bypass Beijing

    Posted Mar 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Macau could apply for UN cultural heritage listing A bid to secure world cultural heritage status for Cantonese opera could be filed by Macau instead of Beijing, because ... in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) world heritage list in 2007, in an effort to broaden its appeal. Originally, it was decided that the submission would ...

  9. Cultural tours 'cater to a phantom market'

    Posted Apr 10th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Kong Museum of Art and St John's Cathedral. It also follows bitter debate over the fate of cultural and heritage listed sites, with some calling for cuts in the amount of funding allocated ... shows that only about 3 per cent say that learning something about Hong Kong's cultural heritage and having a deep learning experience was a key reason for them to visit,' ...

  10. A taste of culture enhances the flavour of learning

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... them. Through exposure to art, music and drama, we develop a deeper appreciation of our surroundings, which also add depth to academic work. One of the benefits of a cultural education ... is a way parents can give children ownership of their own development and make it likelier that they'll be interested in participating. Incorporating a cultural activity into a day out can ...




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