A new performance hall – Xiqu Centre, part of the West Kowloon Cultural District – is also being dedicated to the preservation of an ancient art form.
by Joyce Lau
It can sometimes feel as if Hong Kong history is at risk of slipping away, in this fast-paced city where heritage buildings are razed to make room for skyscrapers and where traditional stage performers struggle to compete with pop culture.
But in the past year, several major venues have opened to bring new life to Hong Kong’s British-Chinese past. Abandoned old buildings are being reopened as cultural centres. Even the city’s fanciest new performance hall has been dedicated to the preservation of an ancient art form…
Reblogged from The New York Times
Image courtesy of West Kowloon District Authority/NYT