Mou Yuandi and Female Impersonators in Chinese Opera

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Through song, speech, stylized movement, makeup, and costume, the nandan artists of the Chinese opera have transformed themselves into maidens, dowagers, prostitutes, and women warriors. Shanghai artist Mou Yuandi (牟元笛) one of the last practicing nandan artists in China, speaks of his life as performer of female roles and demonstrates his art of transformation.

Presented by the UCLA Confucius Institute and UCLA Hammer Museum.

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Admission Information: 

Free tickets are required and available at the Box Office, one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Members enjoy priority seating and seat selection, subject to availability. Membership does not guarantee seating. Arrival at least one half hour prior to program time is recommended.

Public programs are made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.

Generous support is also provided by Hammer members; Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy; the Simms/Mann Family Foundation; Bronya and Andrew Galef; Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley; and an anonymous donor.


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