How did Kunqu, an elegant form of traditional Chinese theatre proclaimed by UNESCO as one of the masterpieces of oral and intangible cultural heritage of humanity, take root and grow in the U.S.? Presented in partnership with Kunqu Society, this program will trace some of its historical developments through memories of Ms. Chung-ho Chang Frankel (1913-2015), an amateur devotee of Kunqu, and popularly known as “a female literary talent of China’s Republican Era.” After emigrating to the U.S. in 1949, over more than sixty years Ms. Frankel continued to practice, teach, and promote Kunqu past her hundredth birthday. Her enthusiasm and enjoyment is vividly remembered by family and students, as well as professional artists.
This years' Annual Holly Tour is virtual. Explore historic Flushing from the warmth & comfort of your own home! Each site is putting on a show of their own, and each show has something fun and unique!
This event will be broadcasted live.
Join via Youtube Live! You will not need an account to watch, but if you want to chat with us, you will need one. Links will be distributed the morning of the event. We will also provide translated transcripts for the pre-recorded content of this program in Spanish, Mandarin, and Korean language.
Join Flushing Town Hall’s Deputy Director Sami Abu Shumays for a 15-minute virtual tour. This tour will look at the Hall's outdoor fall exhibition of community artwork, Call and Response: Grief, Resiliency, and Hope, as well as inside the gallery, gift shop, and artists' dressing room - that used be a jail cell! The tour concludes inside the theatre with a solo violin performance of Greensleeves.