MFA Performance Calendar

Naropa University’s MFA Theater: Contemporary Performance Program Presents:


A SHOW PRESENTATION IN THE STYLE OF BEIJING OPERA


Directed by international guest artist Xu Jiali
February 14, 15, 16, 17 // 7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center // 2130 Arapahoe Avenue // Boulder, CO 80302
FREE

“With the eloquence of synchronized swimmers who possess a martial elegance, Naropa University’s graduate students of Contemporary Theater enact this classic tale of trickster wit. Inspired by folktales and song from Yushu Autonomous Region, Qinghai Province.”

Xu Jiali has studied Beijing Opera since she was 10 and worked for Shanghai Beijing Opera Company for two and half years. In 2003, she went to Singapore to take a three-year course in Theatre Training and Research Program with full scholarship, studying various western acting methods and traditional theatre performances of India, Japan and Indonesia under David Zinder, Robin Payne, Kanze Yoshimasa, William Sun, Cao Lusheng. She directed and performed a solo performance Karaoke Medea, directed Dario Fo’sMichele Lu Lanzone, and made a solo performance Shakuntala integrating Beijing Opera and Indian Kutiyattom Elements. Now she works in International Cooperation Centre at Shanghai Theatre Academy, and taught Beijing Opera classes in the US, UK, Italy, Australia, Romania and Bulgaria.