This course is provided for people who are really interested in Chinese traditional opera which is the essence of Chinese culture. To learn Chinese traditional opera requires patience and high respect for the art. The singing and acting is extraordinarily beautiful and also not easy to be learnt. It is suggested that student should learn some Chinese before taking this course or have a good sense in music.
Lessons will include the singing skill, the stylized movement, the makeup and the appreciation of Peking opera/Yue opera.
I am now a PhD student in ANU, majoring in art and literature. I come from China and have learnt Chinese traditional opera for several years and given numerous performances (mainly Peking opera and Yue opera) in theatre and schools. I used to open a selective course "Appreciation of Chinese Traditional Opera" for college student in China to teach them how to appreciate and sing. The course was highly welcomed with over 1,000 students attended in total.
Channing is an intelligent, elegant, diligent and highly professional scholar of both Chinese culture and Shakespeare studies. Her Chinese is of a most exquisite kind and her teaching method has benefited many students.
Channing is the best Chinese teacher I have ever met and the perfect teacher one ever dreams to have. As a former college teacher with rich experience in Chinese and English teaching, she is always patient and well prepared for every session. She makes the Chinese learning experience so fun with her profound knowledge in Chinese culture. You know what? She is also a celebrity performer of traditional Chinese opera in China! She is indeed amazing, and you won’t regret to have her help to learn Chinese!
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