Cultural Affairs Bureau cancels arts and cultural performances including “The Butterfly Lovers” due to epidemic prevention and control

Date of publication: 28/09/2021
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In line with the SAR Government’s epidemic prevention and control measures, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym), will cancel various arts and cultural performances, including “The Butterfly Lovers”. Due to the impact of the pandemic, the performing groups were unable to visit Macao. The “Performance to Celebrate the 72nd Anniversary of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China” - Contemporary Acrobatic Show “The Butterfly Lovers”, scheduled for 1 October, will be cancelled. OM Young Friends Concert “Classical Express – Rhythm of Tango” by Macao Orchestra scheduled for 30 September, and the concert “Chen Sa” Piano Recital, integrated in the Macao International Music Festival – Music October, scheduled for 3 October, will also be cancelled.

IC will arrange refunds for those who have purchased tickets for the shows “Pulsating Morphosis” (scheduled for 25 September) and “The Butterfly Lovers” from 29 September to 30 November. Spectators who purchased tickets through the Macau Ticketing Network may contact the Macau Ticketing Network for refund procedures at different times; while those who purchased tickets for the Contemporary Acrobatic Show “The Butterfly Lovers” through the Cotai Ticketing may contact it for refund process. IC urges members of the public do not have to process the refund instantly.

In addition, the activity “Enigma Box”, integrated in the “Show and Deep Cultural Tour in Tapia”, originally scheduled for 1 October and the outreach activity “Journey in Musical Corners”, integrated in the Macao International Music Festival – Music October, originally scheduled for 2, 3, 9 and 10 October, will be postponed. Concluded registrations will be maintained and registered participants will be contacted by staff.

The Cultural Affairs Bureau will closely monitor the development of the pandemic, follow the relevant guidelines of the Health Bureau and implement appropriate measures in a timely manner, and would like to express its thanks to the members of the public for their understanding and co-operation. For the latest information about the Cultural Affairs Bureau, please visit the Cultural Affairs Bureau’s website at, “IC Art” page on Facebook and its official WeChat account “IC_Art_Macao”.