Traditional Arts Centre

Traditional Arts Centre (Singapore) Ltd is supported by the National Arts Council under the Major Company Scheme for the period from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2023.

National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts Performance Practice Centre Plaque Awarding and Signing Ceremony cum Chinese Opera Show
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31 May 2018


TAC finally reached a consensus with the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts of Beijing and decided to jointly build a practice and teaching base in Singapore.
The Plaque presenting and signing ceremony was held on 31 May 2018 at the China Cultural Centre.
In its first overseas foray, the Academy will send teachers to Singapore to raise the performance level of Chinese opera arts here, and to breathe new life into the traditional art form.

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15 Jan 2017

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                                                                                                      On 15 Jan 2017, TAC had organised its first Graduation Performance by Inaugural Singapore Masterclass on Traditional Opera at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Auditorium.

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The Masterclass

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The Masterclass – A training development initiative by TAC. This newly customized course had benefited 11 performers to upgrade their performing skills through receiving at least
36 hrs of training by Prof Lu Suosen from the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Art, Beijing. The Masterclass training was completed within 1.5 mths (5 Dec 2016 – 12 Jan 2017) and the whole training curriculum was 85.5 hrs in total.

1-9 Sep 2017

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Singapore Chinese Opera Masterclass 2017 was completed on 1-9 September 2017 at the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (Beijing, China) with its mission to raise the standards of opera education specially targeted for our local renowned Chinese opera enthusiasts/potential young talents.
Upon completion of the 5 days intensive training, a certificate of completion was issued
by the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts.

Arts Education Programme
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TAC’s mission is to promote Chinese opera locally and internationally with the focus on young people as well as to raise its artistic standards of Chinese opera performance in Singapore. Since its inception, we have actively pursued this aim and have reached over a hundred primary, secondary schools in outreach programs including lectures, performances and workshops.

HuangMei Opera – Hua Mu Lan

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It talks about a smart and aspiring young girl who enlists in the army and fights bravely in her father’s place to defend her country from the invaders.

HuangMei Opera – The Mouse Bride

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To showcase Chinese opera through a story that allows easy comprehension and which resonates with children. This excerpt is adapted from a Chinese folk tale about a mouse family who has the most perfect daughter seeking for a husband. 

HuangMei Opera – Monkey King and the Iron Fan Princess

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This programme aims to introduce the various elements of Chinese opera art forms such as songs, music, acrobatic movements, dance through an excerpt from the famous Chinese classic legend “Journey to the West” and “Feng Shen Heroes” It teaches students the importance of differentiating between right and wrong indirectly from the plot of the performance.

Huangmei Opera – Three Beatings with the White Bone Demon

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This programme aims to introduce the various elements of Chinese opera art forms such as songs, music, acrobatic movements, dance through an excerpt from the famous Chinese classic legend “Journey to the West” and “Feng Shen Heroes” It teaches students the importance of differentiating between right and wrong indirectly from the plot of the performance.

Huangmei Opera – Nezha Creates Havoc at the Eastern Sea

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This programme aims to introduce the various elements of Chinese opera art forms such as songs, music, acrobatic movements, dance through an excerpt from the famous Chinese classic legend “Journey to the West” and “Feng Shen Heroes” It teaches students the importance of differentiating between right and wrong indirectly from the plot of the performance.

Peking Opera – Borrowing Treasures from the Dragon King

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This programme aims to introduce the various elements of Chinese opera art forms such as songs, music, acrobatic movements, dance through an excerpt from the famous Chinese classic legend “Journey to the West” and “Feng Shen Heroes” It teaches students the importance of differentiating between right and wrong indirectly from the plot of the performance.

Multiple Facets of Chinese Opera

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Students will gain a better understanding of the elements that make up the traditional art form

Visit to Tradition Arts Centre

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Students will gain a better understanding of the elements that make up the traditional art form.

Discovering the Beauty of Chinese Opera

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Students will gain a better understanding of the elements that make up the traditional art form.

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