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Cantonese crosstalk and sketch competition held in Guangzhou

(eguangzhou.gov.cn)Updated : 2019-04-03

Over 300 artists from the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area gathered in Guangzhou recently for a special Cantonese crosstalk and sketch competition.

The competition was launched on March 2 and six shows were held for contestants to qualify to the finals of the event. The awarding ceremony was held in Guangzhou on March 31, which included individual prizes and group prizes.

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Young performers from Foshan stage a crosstalk show. [Photo/Xinhua]

The competition aims to promote the language and art exchanges between Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao, as well as promote the development of Cantonese crosstalk and sketch art, and to pass on the Cantonese cultural art form. 

At the same time, it will enhance the sense of identity and belonging of the people in the Greater Bay Area, especially its youth, boosting cultural heritage and development in the region. The organizing committee will select outstanding works to go to Macao for cultural exchange performances in June.

Performers from Maocao give a crosstalk show. [Photo/Xinhua]

Huang Junying (R), 84-year-old Cantonese crosstalk artist, performs on stage. [Photo/Xinhua]