Kunqu Opera ‘The Foolish Dream’ 昆曲〈痴梦〉
Kathy Hall as Cui in ‘The Foolish Dream’ from ‘The Broken Axe Mountain’ with lead actors Kevin Zhang and Kwong Loke, and lead musicians Jack Footitt, Paul Kendall, Ying Wan and Ruard Absaroka at Rudolf Steiner Theatre, London, 2012.
Vignette from Kunqu opera “The Startling Dream”.
Performed at London Book Fair 2016.
Kathy Hall practising Hand Movements Set 1 Part 1
A short clip of Kunqu Opera hand movement exercise.
Kathy and pupil Tom in ‘The Peony Pavilion’ at House of Phoenix
Kathy Hall and pupil, Thomas Stell, in ‘The Stroll in the Garden’ from Kunqu Opera, ‘The Peony Pavilion’ performed at the opening ceremony of The House of Phoenix, London
Kunqu Opera Folding Fan Movements (videography: the bridge of beauty_Yq Jia and Dj Wang)-a short demonstration clip by Kathy Hall
Chinese Kunqu Opera Folding Fan Movement Set for training the ‘Dan’ (Lady’s Role), taught by Madam Le Yiping (蒙乐漪萍老师传授)
Kathy Hall in Kunqu Opera scene, ‘In Pursuit of the Dream’ from ‘The Peony Pavilion’, taught by Madam Wang Fengmei, Zhejiang Kunju Opera Company (蒙浙江昆剧院王奉梅老师传授)
Kathy Hall in Kunqu Opera scene, ‘In Pursuit of the Dream’ from ‘The Peony Pavilion’ at The British Museum, filmed by Jessica Hall
Kathy Hall -Opera Movements with the ‘cloud-sweeper’
The ‘cloud-sweeper’ (yunzhou 云帚) is made from horse-hair. It is used by nuns, celestial beings and eunuchs to cleanse the earthly or heavenly air.
Kathy Hall in Peking Opera scene from ‘Snow in Mid-Summer’ (Acknowledgements: Hong Kong Peking Opera Club, Hong Kong, 11.1995)
Kathy in Peking Opera, ‘Snow in Mid-Summer’, in Mei Lanfang style, with guest appearance by Mr Xiao Renqin, great-grandson of Mr Xiao Changhua, renowned Master of the Clown Role. This opera performed in the Mei Lanfang style of music and singing is rare. Kathy is deeply indebted to her Peking Opera teacher of nine years, the Mei specialist, the late Mr Bao Youdie (蒙梅派专家前包幼蝶老师九年熏陶)
Kathy Hall in Mei Lanfang style Peking Opera, ‘Guifei Zuijiu’, Clip 1
Kathy Hall in Peking Opera scene, ‘The Hundred Flowers Pavilion’ from ‘The Imperial Concubine Intoxicated’, filmed by Yingping Yu and Sam Ngai Hung Tang, postgraduate students of the London Film School in the John Soane’s Museum, London, October 2018 (Clip 1)
Kathy Hall in Mei Lanfang style Peking Opera, ‘Guifei Zuijiu’, Clip 2
Kathy Hall in Mei Lanfang style Peking Opera scene, ‘The Hundred Flowers Pavilion’ from ‘The Imperial Concubine Intoxicated’. This was filmed by Yingping Yu and Sam Ngai Hung Tang, postgraduates from the London Film School, London, in October 2018 at the John Soane’s Museum, London. (Clip 2)
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