Co-presented with the Confucius Institute at UCLA
Through song, speech, stylized movement, makeup, and costume, the nandan artists of the Chinese opera have transformed themselves into maidens, dowagers, prostitutes, and women warriors. Shanghai artist Mou Yuandi, one of the last nandan in China, speaks of his life as a female impersonator and demonstrates his art of transformation.
View photos from the event here.
All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.
Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.