Mdm Liau Mei Ling: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mdm Liew Yann Shan: email@example.com
Friday – 8:35am to 10:35am (Blk E Level 6 Music Room)
In year 2010, the school’s SAP flagship programme started the Chinese Opera enrichment lessons so as to introduce to the P1 and P2 pupils the traditional Chinese culture. At the same time, the Chinese Opera CCA was established for pupils who are interested to pursue their interest.
In recent years, our team has performed many shows including “Ne Zha”,“Legend of Tao”,”Mouse’s Daughter’s marriage”, “Ci Liang Ji”, “Pan Si Dong”, “Ye Ying”, “Nao Hua Deng”, “Da Zhu Cao”, “Nü Fu Ma”, “Ban Huang Di” and so on. Our pupils had the opportunity to perform for the public at the Singapore Victoria Theatre. They were also invited to represent Singapore to perform at the 3rd Yakumo International Cultural Exchange in Osaka. Our pupils had also performed at Singapore’s Futsing Association, Cathay Theatre, the National Library, the National Museum, Mediacorp and many more. Moreover, they were given a chance to perform overseas, such as Japan, Moscow and China. Being able to participate in the Chingay Parade, as well as experience the filming of part of a movie, had also helped to build our pupils’ performing experience and boost their confidence.
Chinese Opera is a combination of singing, acting, reciting and fighting. To be able to master the art form is not an easy feat. However, the pupils gave their all in every practice and performance. It is heartening to see the pupils’ active participation and passion in Chinese Opera. The coaches’ patient guidance, with the parents’ and school’s support, cooperation and encouragement, are all part of what made this CCA a success. It is a great opportunity for the pupils as well as the teachers to have a deeper understanding of the Opera culture and to contribute in promoting this culture. We are glad to be a part of Poi Ching’s Chinese Opera journey.
As we continue to bring Chinese Opera to greater heights, we are committed to practice, perform regularly and promote Chinese Opera in the school.