MIL-OSI Asia-Pac: “The Legend of Kwan Tak-hing – On Stage, On Screen and Off” exhibition to open tomorrow (with photos)

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Source: Hong Kong Government special administrative region

“The Legend of Kwan Tak-hing – On Stage, On Screen and Off” exhibition to open tomorrow (with photos)
“The Legend of Kwan Tak-hing – On Stage, On Screen and Off” exhibition to open tomorrow (with photos)
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     An exhibition entitled “The Legend of Kwan Tak-hing – On Stage, On Screen and Off” will be open to the public from tomorrow (May 5) at the Cantonese Opera Heritage Hall of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum (HKHM). The exhibition will feature about 50 items of Kwan Tak-hing including costumes, documents and photos, allowing visitors to revisit his legacy.      In a career spanning over 70 years in the performing arts, Kwan Tak-hing was a highly esteemed figure in the sector. He performed on the stage under the stage name Sun Leng Jau, leading Cantonese opera troupes such as the Sun Tai Luk Opera Troupe and the Kwan Tak Hing Opera Troupe and touring Southeast Asia and the United States. Kwan was particularly good at portraying General Kwan, and was hailed as “General Kwan Incarnate”. He made over 140 films, including “The Mystical Whip-wielding Hero” and “It’s a Wonderful Life”, and his Wong Fei-hung series is very well known.      After the passing of Kwan, his son Mr David Quan donated to the HKHM materials left behind by his father, including costumes, props and scripts. The donation was an invaluable addition to the Museum’s collection.      During the exhibition period, the screening of four movie excerpts starring Kwan will be held at the screening room of the Cantonese Opera Heritage Hall.      The exhibition, presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and organised by the HKHM, will run from tomorrow until late February next year at the HKHM (1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin).      According to the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F), visitors are required to scan the “LeaveHomeSafe” QR code or register their name, contact number and date and time of entry before being allowed to enter museums for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. Appeals are made to members of the public to download the “LeaveHomeSafe” mobile app in advance and scan the QR code with the app before entering. Members of the public who opt for registering their personal information at the scene are reminded to arrive earlier to avoid delaying their visits as longer time is required for such registration.      In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, visitors to the museum will need to use hand sanitiser and will be subject to temperature checks before admission. They also need to wear their own masks. Children under 12 will only be allowed to enter the museum and exhibition facilities when accompanied by an adult. For details of the exhibition and the admission arrangements, please visit the website at hk.heritage.museum/en_US/web/hm/exhibitions/data/exid267.html or call 2180 8188 for enquiries.

 
Ends/Tuesday, May 4, 2021Issued at HKT 18:35

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