• Dr Liza Wang (Episode 2): Between Tradition and Innovation

Alternative Title
  • Artist-in-Residence Programme 2020/2021

  • 立足傳統與創新之間

  • Between Tradition and Innovation

  • Interview with Artist-in-Residence

  • 駐校藝術家計劃 2020/2021

  • 2020

  • A trailblazer in Cantonese opera Instiling new elements into a traditional art form

    A unique treasure of the traditional Lingnan culture, Cantonese opera became the first art form of Hong Kong to be inscribed onto the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009. To engage the new generation of audiences, the presentation of traditional performing arts must also keep up with the times. An artist who seeks experimentation and breakthrough, Dr Liza Wang has introduced many innovative elements into Cantonese opera performance, instiling contemporary touches into the traditional art form while preserving the beauty of Cantonese opera.

    大膽嘗試 為傳統藝術注入新元素


Table of Contents
  • In 1988, Dr Wang and Mr Law Kar-ying established the Boomabliss Cantonese Opera Troupe, aiming at preserving traditional techniques yet introducing new styles of Cantonese opera. The troupe has already adapted or written more than ten plays. It is quite obvious that these plays have added some modern flavors to the traditional Cantonese opera. What new elements are infused into their performance exactly ? (0:20)


  • The video was provided by Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Culture Promotion and Events Office

Resource Type
  • video/mp4

  • AIR_DLW_Ep1.mp4