Teochew opera arrived in Singapore together with the Teochew community as early as the 19th century. Their establishment in Singapore was closely related to the lifestyles and beliefs of Teochew community in the early days. In addition, the Teochew clans and associations have also played a pivotal role in the development of Teochew opera in Singapore. The interactions amongst the three parties contributed to a stirring and exciting chapter in the history of Singapore’s Teochew opera.
About the speaker(s):
Honorary Secretary, Nam Hwa Opera
Vice Chairman, Yeo Khee Lim Teochew Culture Research Centre
Su Zhangkai was part-time lecturer at the Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore. He was involved in research projects with overseas institutions, such as the Hong Kong Film Archives and Taiwan’s National Pingtung University. He is the author of several publications about Teochew Opera, including Pictorial history of Teochew Opera in Singapore (2016) and Imprints in Time: The History of Teochew Opera in Singapore (2018).
Dr Zang Zhuomin
Lecturer, School of Art and Design, Taizhou University
Visiting Academic (2022), Chinese Heritage Centre
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Apr 02, 2022
Start Time: 3pm
End Time: 5pm
Duration: 2 hours
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Conducted in Mandarin