Chan Wai Kin backstage
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'You need to sing, to act, to fight'

It is a centuries-old art form and a unique part of Hong Kong's identity - but many people fear that Cantonese opera could die out if it doesn't reinvent itself.

Chan Wai Kin, a performer with The Young Academy Cantonese Opera Troupe says extensive training is needed to perform the art.

"There's a lot of combined training - you need to sing, to act, to fight... so there's a lot of work behind the scene for every performance," he says.

Video journalist: Helier Cheung

Performance footage courtesy of the Cantonese Opera Advancement Association

  • 27 Nov 2015
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