R E C E N T TAA S A A C TI V ITI E S – TAASA Review June 2014


This article was originally found in the June 2014 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 23, Issue 2, Page 29).

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TAASA NSW Chinese Opera Evening 27 February 2014 TAASA, with AASI (Australasian Art and Stageworks Inc), treated guests to the traditions of Chinese Opera.

Fiona Reilly, Head of Costume at NIDA, provided insights into some of its symbolism and background. We watched renowned Chinese Opera performer, Gabrielle Chan, being made up by professional make-up artist, Wong Ka Bo.

Gabrielle represented the hua dan or female role with a dramatic, white and pink face and slanted, ‘phoenix’ eyes lined in black...