Master Qi and the Monkey King

Master Qi and the Monkey King

Director: Alan Govenar

Cast: Alan Govenar, Qi Shu Fang, Ding Meikui, Tian Gang

     
 

In a time when Peking Opera has fallen out of fashion, filmmaker Alan Govenar profiles an artist who has bravely attempted to bring this magnificent form of theater to the USA. Chinese Opera star Mrs. Qi Shu Fang was a celebrated theater star in her home country of China when she shocked her devoted fan-base by moving to New York City. A devoted stage performer since… See more details below

Overview

In a time when Peking Opera has fallen out of fashion, filmmaker Alan Govenar profiles an artist who has bravely attempted to bring this magnificent form of theater to the USA. Chinese Opera star Mrs. Qi Shu Fang was a celebrated theater star in her home country of China when she shocked her devoted fan-base by moving to New York City. A devoted stage performer since the age of four, Mrs. Qi and her husband Ding Meikui decided that the best means of preserving the art of Peking Opera was to establish their own theater company, which they dubbed the Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Company. That was back in 1988, and in the decades that followed, Mrs. Qi and her spouse have worked tirelessly to bring a uniquely Chinese form of theater to American shores.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/14/2012
UPC:
0720229915243
Original Release:
2012
Rating:
NR
Source:
First Run Features
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:21:00
Sales rank:
92,497

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Master Qi and The Monkey King
1. Shanghai Peking Opera Academy [8:35]
2. A Future For the Art [6:01]
3. Family and Tradition [5:53]
4. The Correct Sound [4:46]
5. Prelude To a Culture [4:43]
6. Taking Tiger Mountain [9:13]
7. Flushing [6:36]
8. A Working Relationship [4:59]
9. Joining Master Q1 [7:30]
10. Reaching The Zenith [9:56]
11. The Gold Mountain [8:23]
12. Cultural Ambassadors [4:44]

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