23 ~ 26 /5｜Thursday ~ Sunday｜8pm
Lou Kau Mansion
Tickets: MOP 100
Zhang Jianzhen: Prologue Tanci – Languish in the Palace (in the tune of Yu)
Jiang Yonhchun: Long Pinghua – Wu Song: Drunk Fights the Giant Jiang
Jiang Chunlei and Huang Qingyan: Long Tanci – Meng Lijun: Sound Out
Li Liang and Shen Qiuying: Prologue Tanci – Baoyu’s Night Visit (in the tune of Xue)
Jiang Chunlei and Huang Qingyan: Long Tanci – Meng Lijun: The Marriage of Two Girls
Wang Jianzhong and Zhang Jianzhen: Long Tanci – The Jade Dragonfly: Watch Dragon Boats
Li Liang and Shen Qiuying: Prologue Tanci – The Butterfly Lovers: Tryst in the Pavilion (in the tune of Hou)
Jiang Chunlei and Huang Qingyan: Long Tanci – The Jade Dragonfly: Seeing Mother in the Buddhist Convent
Wang Jianzhong and Xia Xiyan: Long Tanci – Smile Thrice: Catch up the Raft
Zhang Jianzhen: Prologue Tanci – Autumn Musings (in the tune of Qi)
Jiang Yonhchun: Long Pinghua – Lord Bao: Behead the Empress Dowager
Wang Jianzhong and Xia Xiyan: Long Tanci – Smile Thrice: Beilong, the Private Alley
Suzhou Pingtan, also known as shuoshu, is a towering art form within traditional Chinese culture. It consists of two forms: the exuberant pinghua and the discreet and tender tanci. Pingtan is sung in Wu dialect, extolled as “the tender speech of Wu” for its soft, light and flowing character.
Pingtan topics range from historical events and heroic tales to stories of love and hate among the men and women of nobility. Even without understanding the Wu dialect of Suzhou, audiences will be enchanted and touched by the serene verses and exquisite tunes of this traditional art form.
Such Pingtan celebrities as Jiang Yongchun, Zhang Jianzhen and Wang Jianzhong have been invited to give masterful performances of a variety of famous songs. This exquisite bud of Southern Chinese art will blossom at the Macao Arts Festival!
With surtitles in Chinese
Duration: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, no interval