#NewsFlash | Operatic Lunar New Year Celebration Is In Flushing on Jan. 16
BY QEDC It's In Queens
Please understand that this event was just cancelled due to Covid among the performers.
For the first time since 2010, the Lunar Year of the Tiger is approaching. According to Chinese legend, people born during this time period are ambitious, courageous, daring, enthusiastic, generous, and self-confident.
What better way to prepare than Viva Chinese Opera: An Afternoon of Chinese Theater at Flushing Town Hall on Sunday, Jan. 16, at 1:30 pm?
Presented via a collaboration with the Chinese American Arts Council, the event features seven popular operas, each with its own dance, folklore, mime, music, and, vocals.
Chinese opera dates back several thousand years, and it’s evolved in many regions across six dynasties and a Communist dictatorship. In some areas, it was the only form of entertainment for centuries. There are several hundred distinct forms of this always-changing art form, which can include acrobatics, costumes, martial arts, make-up, and poetry.
Admission to An Afternoon of Chinese Theater is free, but there’s limited seating and RSVP is required. (Plus, attendees must show proof of Covid vaccination and matching identification.) Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Images: Chinese American Arts Council