Mou Yuandi

Mou Yuandi

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.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

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.