Garden Tea with Professor Zhao Gan Li

Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 3:00pm

Please join us in the garden for an operatic demonstration and a musical interlude with tea and cakes.

Professor Zhao Gan Li has been invested in Chinese Opera since the age of 11, and completed her advanced apprenticeship specifically in Kwun Opera at the China Zhejiang Drama Academy in Hangzhou Province. She has worked as a theory researcher, writer and critic at the Chinese Opera Institute in Beijing. After coming to the United States as a visiting artist in 1994, Professor Li now serves as a primary Art Director and teacher of Chinese Opera techniques with the Chinese Kwun Opera Society and the California Yueju Opera Center. A collaboration between The Velaslavasay Panorama and the Chinese Kwun Opera Society, this project has been made possible in part by the Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Los Angeles and the V.P.E.S.