(July 2002) -- Denise is a junior at Alameda High School. Her favorite subject is math; she is an efficient learner.
Denise has been performing in Chinese Opera since she was in seventh grade. She then took a three-year break and returned to opera when she was fifteen. Denise’s performances have included supporting roles in Leung San Bak and Jok Ying Toi, Chiu Chee Long, Western Beauty. Denise turned in her best performance last year, in a youth performance with the Tri-Valley Classical Cantonese Opera Performance. Denise played the role of Fa Mulan, performing her routine with a large knife (kwan do). Denise most recently performed in Leland Yee's State Assemblyman Fundraiser (January 2002), and in the SF CCC's Mother's Day Spectacular (May 12, 2002).
“Chinese opera is pretty fun. I gain a lot of experience in stage performance. I also learn a lot about Chinese history and culture.”
Name: Denise Chan
Nickname: De-nees-eeee (I hate it!!!), Dennis (say it and die!), Western Snowflake
Height: *This* much taller than Tami :)
Favorite Skit -
Favorite Song -
Favorite Instrument - Flute
Favorite Role - Fa Mulan
Favorite Move -
Least Favorite Move - Girl's round table
Funniest or Stupidest Practice Blooper - Stabbing Becky and screaming, "Hey Beck, get up, you're supposed to be winning!"
Most embarrassing stage moment - Forgetting my routine in Fa Mulan
Favorite Actor/Actress - Dragon Lee (When in doubt, say Dragon Lee!)
Role Model - My Mom, Kite Ma, and all my Aunties
Be sure to catch
performance: Red Bean's 6th Annual Opera Show
July 27, 2002, 6:45 PM at Great Star Theatre in San Francisco
The show will consist of 6 skits, and three singing performances. For the first time in the Bay Area, the show will feature an all-American-Born-Chinese (ABC) performance: Lau Gum Ding. Denise is the supporting actress for this skit. For more information on Lau Gum Ding, visit Lau Gum Ding's website.
General admission tickets are $50, $30, $20 and $10. For advance ticket reservations, please contact Denise.
Sponsorship/Advertisement to the event program is available as follows:
Full Page - $300 (include 2 Honored Guest $100 Tickets or 4 Special Guest $50 Tickets)
Half Page - $150 (include 2 Special Guest $50 Tickets)
Quarter Page - $100 (include 2 Guest $30 tickets)
If you are interested in sponsoring Denise, please notify her by June 5th, 2002. Any donations to the Red Bean Cantonese Opera Club in support of this cultural event will be highly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your support.
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