Wintergreen Kunqu Society provides educational programs to interested audience. Below is a list of past educational programs organized by Wintergreen Kunqu Society.
Meet Kunqu 2020 II
Kunqu Theater Performances and Introductions to Art II on Zoom, December 19, 2020
The program, held on Zoom, is hosted by Jin Gao from Vancouver, Canada. Performing Artist Michelle Yang performs《Longing for the Mundane World》from the play “Ocean of Sin”【孽海記】 from Long Island, New York. Lecturer Tong-Ching Chang introduces Chinese Kunqu Theater from Potomac, Maryland. See video.
Meet Kunqu 2020 I
Kunqu Theater Performances and Introductions to Art I on Zoom, December 12, 2020
The program, held on Zoom, is hosted by Jin Gao from Vancouver, Canada. Program participants include performing Artists Wen Yuhang performing “Finding a Portrait” and “Calling a Portrait”【拾畫、叫畫】from Taipei, Taiwan, and Michelle Yang performing “The Peony Pavilion” excerpts from Long Island, New York; and lecturer Tong-Ching Chang introduces Chinese Kunqu Theater from Potomac, Maryland. See video.
Kunqu Workshop at Capital Hill Day School – December 23, 2014
Ms. Tong-Ching Chang introduced Chinese Classical Theater-Kunqu to 5th grader students. including an explanation of the background and major elements of Chinese kunqu theater; a video clip of “The Legend of the Jade Hairpin,” and a 15-minute question-and-answer session.
Kunqu make-up demonstration at Carlton College Concert Hall, Northfield, MN – April 26, 2014
Shen Yili, Yang Guiyin, and Tong-Ching Chang conducted a pre-performance demonstration of Chinese Kunqu theater makeup techniques.
IMAGINASIA: Kunqu Workshop at The Freer and Sackler Galleries – June 21~22, 2011
Performers from the Shanghai Kunqu troupe demonstrated Kunqu movement to an audience of middle school children. Audience members learned the movements of different role types such as the emperor, elegant lady of the imperial court, woman warrior, and the Monkey King. Participants had the opportunity to practice the different movements under the supervision of Kunqu performers Li An, She Yili, Gu Haohao, and Zhao Lei. Ms. Qian Yi served as moderator.
Kunqu Workshop at Brent Elementary School – March 4, 2011
Ms. Tong-Ching Chang presented an introduction of Chinese Classical Theater-Kunqu, including a video, PowerPoint presentation, and hands on experience working with costumes and props, to approximately 30 third grade students.
Makeup Demonstration and Kunqu Performance at Saint Mary’s College, Maryland – April 2 2009
Makeup specialist Yang Guiying demonstrated how the process of preparing the young ladies role for performance.
Lecture Demonstration in the Sackler Galleries, Washington, D.C. – Aug 4, 2006
Professor David Ralston, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan, and Kunqu artist Qian Yi presented a one hour lecture-demonstration on the art of Kunqu. Professor Ralston gave a brief history of Kunqu and its place in Chinese culture. Ms. Qian demonstrated various aspects of Kunqu music, singing, movement, and various stage conventions.
Lecture Demonstration and Kunqu Performance at Mendelssohn Hall, University of Michigan – May 5, 2006
A twenty minute pre-performance lecture-demonstration of the music and movement in Kunqu theater by Professor Joseph Lam of the University of Michigan with the assistance of Mr. Wen Yuhang, formerly of the Beijing Kunqu Troupe.
Kunqu Workshop – August 29, 1999
A workshop in which Malissa Altieri, 8 years old, and Chinese theater percussionists jointly demonstrated the interaction between kunqu stylized stage movements and percussions.
Nov 23, 1999
A lecture on Kunqu theater by Tong-Ching Chang at Madison Building, the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
May 29, 1998
A five-hour program on Chinese theater at St. Mary’s College, sponsored by sponsored by the Asian Studies, Theater Department, and Music Department of St. Mary’s College, MD. It included two workshops on Chinese theater and related percussion techniques and a Beijing opera performance.