The “Performance to Celebrate the 72nd Anniversary of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China” - Contemporary Acrobatic Show “The Butterfly Lovers”, 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, produced by the Publicity Department of Guangzhou Municipal Committee of Chinese Communist Party and the Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, Film and Tourism, supported by The Venetian Macao, and performed by the Guangzhou Acrobatic Arts Theater Co., LTD, will be held on October 1st, at 8pm, at Venetian Theatre, allowing the public to enjoy an exquisite acrobatic show while celebrating the National Day. Tickets will be on sale from September 21st (Tuesday) at the Macau Ticketing Network and Cotai Ticketing.
The Contemporary Acrobatic Show “The Butterfly Lovers” uses the poignant and romantic classic love story between Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai as the base of the plot, the image of the butterfly Liang Zhu as the symbol of love, combined with Zhuang Zhou Huadie's philosophy, firmly grasping the imagery of the “butterfly”. The imagery perfectly combines the natural process of a butterfly breaking through the cocoon and turning into a butterfly with Liang Zhu’s life and death love process, expressing the process of life from gestation, incubation, resistance to emergence from cocoon and flying freely. It is described at multiple levels and from multiple angles, showing the meaning of life, in a kind tension, through acrobatics. Various art forms such as acrobatics, dance and drama are used to express different scenes and images, forming a kind of interaction. The whole play is ethereal and romantic with the aesthetics of traditional Chinese culture and the innovation of contemporary stage performances.
Tickets for the Contemporary Acrobatic Show “The Butterfly Lovers” are on sale from September 21st (Tuesday) at the Macau Ticketing Network and Cotai Ticketing and are priced at MOP200 and MOP100. Holders of valid Macao Resident Identity Card, Macao Teacher Card, full-time Student Card, Senior Citizen Card and Disability Assessment Registration Certificate will be offered a 50% discount during the entire sale period. Ticket purchases are limited to a maximum of 4 tickets per person per time and the “Electronic Consumption Benefit Plan” is not applicable for tickets’ purchase. 24-hour ticketing hotline of the Macau Ticketing Network: 2855 5555; online ticketing: www.macauticket.com; ticketing hotline of Cotai Ticketing 2882 8818, online ticketing: www.cotaiticketing.com.
IC will closely monitor the development of the pandemic, follow the relevant guidelines of the Health Bureau and implement appropriate measures for arts and cultural activities. All participants must wear face masks, undergo body temperature checks and present a valid “Macao Health Code” of the day. For more information and details of the programme, please visit the Cultural Affairs Bureau website at www.icm.gov.mo or contact IC through tel. no. 8399 6818／8399 6827 during office hours.