Developing the 21st Century Chinese Opera Performing Artist
Speaker: Professor Martin Lau, Dean of the School of Chinese Opera, HKAPA
Chinese opera is recognised as a unique and supreme example of total theatre, requiring the most profound refinement of skills in singing, acting, characterisation, movement, choreography and acrobatics. This art form constitutes a valuable part of Chinese culture. In this talk, Professor Martin Lau, Dean of the School of Chinese Opera shares how the School adopts an innovative teaching and learning approach to equip young talents with necessary knowledge and skills to navigate the challenges of the 21st century.
About Professor Martin Lau
Professor Martin Lau has served as the Dean of the School of Chinese Opera at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) since 2018. He graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrated Social Sciences and earned his Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Boston University. Professor Lau is currently studying a Doctor of Education in Organisational Change and Leadership at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education.