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 1st of 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.

Introduction
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. The Awakening Lion has received many awards, including the “11th Lotus Awards” for Chinese Dance – Dance Drama Category in 2018.

Program information
Name: 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
Date: 1/10/2020, 19:30 – 21:30
Ticketing: Macao Ticketing Network (2855 5555 / www.macauticket.com)
Tickets: MOP200 / 150 / 100
Tickets on sale: September 3rd

Ticket Discounts

  • Holders of valid Macao ID Card, Macao Teacher Card and full-time Student Card are entitled to a 50% discount;
  • Each person are allowed to purchase only 4 tickets;
  • Electronic Consumer Card is not accepted for purchasing tickets;
  • Holders of Macao ID Card are not entitled to any discounts when purchasing tickets online.

Community Performance before the festive date
In order to promote the skills and culture of lion dance in local community, introduce the creative concept of dance drama, promote intangible cultural heritage and let the audience take the lead in appreciating the artistic and cultural charm of lion dance, the event will be launched in September and will bring a series of performances in the community in the second half of September, allowing the audience to experience the vitality of lion art first.

  • Date and time: 5th of September, 6pm-7pm
    Venue: Anim'Arte NAM VAN
    Performance group: Lo Leong Sport Group
  • Date and time: 6th of September, 8pm-9pm
    Venue: Iao Hon Market Garden
    Performance group: Lo Leong Sport Group
  • Date and time: 26th of September, 3pm-3:30pm
    Venue: A-Ma Temple Square
    Performance group: Guangdong Song & Dance Theater
  • Date and time: 27th of September, 6:30pm-7:30pm
    Venue: Square of Pak Tai Temple
    Performance group: Guangdong Song & Dance Theater

Family Workshop “Awakening Lion”
In order to promote the traditional folk crafts of lion head making, this event invited Li Wanzhen, the representative heir of Foshan lion head and the fifth generation heir of Li Jiashi, to hold a family hand-made workshop "Awakening Lion"- talk to "Li Jiashi". The descendants learned how to make lion heads; the lion heads of "Li Jiashi" are made as "Foshan Caizha", Guangdong Provincial Intangible Cultural Heritage. Trainees will be taught to make lion heads by hand and learn about the types and production techniques of Foshan lion heads.

Workshop date: 19th of September
Time: 10am and 2pm (2 sessions)
Venue: Macau Cultural Centre‧ART
Target: Children ages between 7 and 10 years old and the respective parents
Fee: Free of charge
Enrolment date: 10am of September 3rd to 7pm of September 9th
Enrolment Webpage: Cultural Affairs Bureau “Activities Registration System”
https://www5.icm.gov.mo/eform2/event/c/4/
Admission method: Lucky draw

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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 and Community Performance before the festive date and Family Workshop


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Last modified: 2020-09-10 21:50

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