Performance Context as a Molding Force: Photographic Documentation of Cantonese Opera in Hong Kong

@article{Chan2005PerformanceCA,
  title={Performance Context as a Molding Force: Photographic Documentation of Cantonese Opera in Hong Kong},
  author={S. Y. Chan},
  journal={Visual Anthropology},
  year={2005},
  volume={18},
  pages={167 - 198}
}
  • S. Y. Chan
  • Published 2005
  • History
  • Visual Anthropology
ABSTRACT As the most traditional form of performing art in Hong Kong, Cantonese opera has accumulated rich stylistic characteristics that are shown by its practitioners but not necessarily comprehended by either insiders or outsiders of the profession. Borrowing ideas from “evolutionary musicology,” which assumes that music originated from mating and communicating behaviors, and music has been functionally deployed by men for enhancing their survival, this article puts forward the idea that… Expand

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