Mao Junhui is the artistic director of Hong Kong opera company. In his early years, Mao Junhui went to the University of Iowa for a master's degree in drama art and studied with Sanford Meisner, a famous acting tutor in New York. He also participated in acting or directing in many professional theatrical companies, films and television in the United States. During his ten years in the U.S., he got valuable opportunities to cooperate with many top artists and creators in the theater at that time, including performing the musical "Pacific Overture" on Broadway in 1976.
After moving to Hong Kong, Mao Junhui studied English literature in the Department of foreign languages, Baptist College. In 1968, he went to Iowa University to study drama. He studied with his acting tutor Sanford Meisner and obtained a master's degree in drama art. During his stay in the United States, Mao Junhui devoted himself to directing and acting in theater, film and television, and even performed Broadway musicals. At the age of 27, he was the artistic director of Naperville theatre company in California, USA, and later served as the deputy director of New America theatre company in New York.
In 1985, Mao Junhui returned to Hong Kong to serve as the director of the Department of performance, School of drama, Hong Kong Academy for performing arts. Students include Huang Qiusheng, Zhan Ruiwen, Zhen Yongbei, Xie Junhao, Liu Yali, Su Yuhua, Liu Yucui, Chen Jinhong and Zhang Daming. It was not until 2001 that he became the artistic director of the Hong Kong dialect troupe.
In 2002, Mao Junhui was found to have a lymphoid tumor in his stomach, which spread in his stomach. He needed surgery to remove the whole stomach immediately and received chemotherapy.
Since the establishment of the Hong Kong Academy for performing arts in 1985, Liu Mao returned to teach in Hong Kong and became the director of the performance Department of the Academy of drama. He has cultivated many outstanding successors for the Performing Arts in Hong Kong. Over the years, Mao has directed a number of stage works in Hong Kong, including classic plays by world-class playwrights such as Shakespeare, Moliere, Chekhov, Bernard Shaw, Stober and Brecht, and has vigorously promoted and directed local original plays such as Liu Jingting, the storyteller, a thin road in the wind, follow a pretty girl, the story of the world, the red boat in the misty rain, and in Hong Kong Hong Kong dialect troupe's original works, such as forever, fragrance of resurrection, love in a new city and love talk with purple hairpin, etc.
Since becoming the artistic director of Hong Kong drama troupe in 2001, Mao is committed to giving full play to the artistic role of Hong Kong drama troupe. In 2003, he planned and directed the original musical "sweet and sour Hong Kong", which was jointly produced by Hong Kong Drama Company, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and Hong Kong Dance Company. In 2004, he was invited to participate in the 7th China Art Festival held in Hangzhou and Shanghai, and to raise funds for the Shanghai Charity Foundation. In 2005, Mao's adaptation / Director of "love in a new city 2005" not only received a warm response from the audience in Hong Kong, but also made the first public performance of all Cantonese stage drama in Shanghai, which received a great response in China.
In 2004, Mao set the development direction of "main Theatre" and "stage 2" for the drama company, opening up more diversified and innovative creative space. His latest goal is to organize and process the plays that have been successfully produced in recent years, and to establish his own style works as "reserved plays" for the drama company.
Mao has won many stage awards, including the best director award of Hong Kong Stage Drama Award from Hong Kong Theatre Association and the artist's Year Award 1999 (stage director) from Hong Kong Artists Union. In 2004, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government awarded the bronze Bauhinia Star to Mao in recognition of his outstanding achievements in promoting local drama and art. In July 2005, Mao was awarded an honorary academician by the Hong Kong Academy for performing arts in recognition of his achievements in performing arts and contributions to the Academy.
Hong Kong opera company
Founded in 1977 and incorporated in 2001, the Hong Kong dialect troupe is a non-profit making art group. It is also the oldest and largest flagship troupe in Hong Kong. The aim of the troupe is to improve the culture of the public and popularize the art of drama through professional and high-level performances.
In the past 30 years, the troupe has performed more than 230 Chinese and foreign classic dramas and local original dramas.
The current artistic director of Hong Kong Drama Company is Mr. Mao Junhui, a senior artist. In addition to consolidating and expanding the audience of Hong Kong and undertaking the responsibility of improving the social and cultural quality, the company will continue to explore cross-border cultural exchanges, strive for more performance opportunities in the mainland and overseas art markets, gradually move towards the mainland and international stage, and establish the overseas reputation of the company.
Mao Junhui and Hong Kong singer Hu Meiyi got married in the United States on June 21, 2004.
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