Chinese artistic treasure to take Touhill stage

Beijing Opera will perform at UMSL’s Touhill Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Sept. 21. Tickets are $10-$20.

Beijing Opera, considered the most significant of all operas in China, will bring its act to the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

Through a fusion of stylized action, singing, dialogue, mime and acrobatic fighting and dancing, performers represent a story or depict characters and their feelings and emotions. Beijing Opera has a rich history dating back to the Qing Dynasty (1790) and has come to be regarded as one of the cultural treasures of China.

The performance will begin at 8 p.m. Sept. 21 in the E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater in the Touhill. Tickets are $10-$20. There will be a pre-show discussion at 7:10 p.m.

The show is sponsored by Dr. Y.S. Tsiang Professorship in Chinese Studies at UMSL, International Studies and Programs at UMSL, the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at UMSL and the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission.


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