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16 Sep 2008
IOC News , museum-news-articles , Beijing 2008

8th Museums Night - China Night…

Saturday 27 September, from 2 in the afternoon till 2 in the morning
For this haute culture parade, The Olympic Museum is putting its collections on a red carpet and presenting exclusively a selection of items brought back from the Beijing Games and accounts of the Olympic adventure - one month after the event.
This year, the Museum is opting for a China Night with, as a focal point, the discovery of Chinese opera. Thanks to artists from the Bei Fang Kun Qu Opera, visitors can get to know the diversity of this art, which combines singing, acrobatics and handling weapons. The sophisticated make-up, the refinement of the costumes and the subtlety of the body language characterise these operas. Plenty to inspire youngsters, who can learn about the performers’ preparations in a workshop. 

At 2.30, 3.30 & 4.30 p.m.: Guided tours of the Beijing 2008 exhibition. Specially for youngsters (from 7 years of age), 30 minutes

At 7.30, 8.30 & 9.30 p.m.: Guided tours of the Beijing 2008 exhibition. For adults, 1 hour

From 2 p.m. till 2 a.m.: Chinese puzzle. A tour of the exhibitions and solving riddles

From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Yangge & Yaogu. Demonstrations of and introduction to traditional Chinese dances. Workshop on Chinese opera. Learn to apply the make-up, dress up and move like the characters in Chinese opera

From 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Opera masks. Decorating Chinese opera masks

From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Chinese food. The Olympic Museum Restaurant will also have a Chinese flavour, by offering dishes from its small exotic menu. Approx. price: CHF 15

At 8 p.m.: Chinese opera show. An anthology of opera extracts by a troupe from Beijing. On the programme: singing, acrobatics, weapons handling.

Information on +41 (0)21 621 65 11.

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