In order to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China and the Mid-Autumn Festival, the “Performance to celebrate the 71st Anniversary of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China and the Haojiang Moonlight Night – Ethnic Dance Drama Awakening Lion”, will be held on 1 October, at 7:30pm, at the Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium. This dance drama is jointly organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government and the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR, supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China and the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao SAR Government, in coordination with the Department of Culture and Tourism of Guangdong Province, the People’s Republic of China, co-organized by the Guangzhou Municipal Culture, Radio, Television and Tourism Bureau and presented by the Guangzhou Song and Dance Theatre. Tickets will be on sale from Thursday (3 September) at the Macau Ticketing Network.
The ethnic dance drama Awakening Lion reflects a spiritual “awakening” materialized in the figure of the “lion”, narrating the story of two teenage lion dance dancers who achieve a self-awakening and growth when making various life decisions, manifesting the spirit of the Chinese nation - fighting bravely for honour and strength. The drama integrates the essence of Lingnan culture, including Southern Fist (Nanquan), Southern Lion Dance (Nanshi) and woodblock narrative singing, seeking to pass on and promote the intangible cultural heritage of the Lingnan region. The drama presents the lion’s movements in a vivid manner by integrating the horse-riding stance from the Southern Fist and the acrobatics unique to lion dance into the performance. Produced over three years, the dance drama achieves bold innovations in dance, stage design, lighting, music and costume, and is highly acclaimed by the audience.
Adhering to the development concept of “a repertoire, talent and market oriented theatre”, the Guangzhou Song and Dance Theatre gathers an array of artistic talent and has produced and staged a wide range of excellent works. Amongst their productions, the Awakening Lion has received many awards, including the “11th Lotus Awards” for Chinese Dance – Dance Drama Category in 2018.
Tickets for the ethnic dance drama Awakening Lion will be on sale from 3 September at the Macau Ticketing Network and are priced at MOP200, MOP150 and MOP100. Holders of valid Macao Resident Identity Card, Macao Teacher Card and full-time Student Card will be offered a 50% discount for purchases during the entire sales period (holders of Macao Resident Identity Card will not be entitled to any discounts when purchasing tickets online). Ticket purchases are limited to a maximum of 4 tickets per person per time. The electronic consumption cards are not accepted for ticket purchases. 24-hour ticketing hotline: 2855 5555; online ticketing: www.macauticket.com.
The Cultural Affairs Bureau will strictly follow the related anti-epidemic guidelines of the health authorities and implement appropriate measures for cultural activities. All participants must wear face masks, undergo body temperature checks, present a valid “Health Code” of that day and cooperate with the relevant anti-epidemic measures. For details and enquiries about the programme, please visit the website of the Cultural Affairs Bureau at www.icm.gov.mo or contact IC through tel. no. 8394 3721 during office hours.