To celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Cultural Affairs Bureau presents the dance drama “Haojiang Moonlight Night – Dragon Boat Racing” on 20 and 21 September, at 8pm, at The Venetian Theatre. The dance drama is jointly organized by the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs Office of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China and the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government, counting on the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China and the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture of Macao SAR, as well as with the cooperation of the Culture Department of Guangdong Province, China. Tickets will be on sale from Sunday (19 August) at the Macau Ticketing Network.
The large-scale original dance drama “Dragon Boat Racing” is set in the ancient town of Shawan in Guangdong in the 1930s. Based on the “He Shi Sanjie”, musicians from Guangdong, the Guangdong Song and Dance Ensemble presents a large-scale original national dance drama which revolves around the legendary classic composition Dragon Boat Racing, telling a story that takes place under turbulent social conditions. The creative force behind this story comes from enmity between nations and shattered families that overcome great challenges, thereby offering a thrilling music production.
“Dragon Boat Racing” features both national and modern characteristics, excelling at using contemporary dance artistic elements to interpret a legendary story. Graceful and vivid dance segments, which fuse Chinese dance with modern dance, express a moving story of a music classic and its profound meaning and tell stories of music and life through dance. The dance drama “Dragon Boat Racing” has toured over 20 cities, including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Nanchang, Nanning, Haikou, Urumqi, Hong Kong as well as New York, earning praise from the public and professionals from the industry alike. The dance drama also conquered the Outstanding Work Award at the 14th edition of the “Best Works Award”, the 15th Wenhua Award and the Outstanding Work Award at the 12th edition of the Guangdong Arts Festival, among others.
Tickets for this show will be on sale from 19 August and are priced at MOP200, MOP150 and MOP100, with various discount packages available. Holders of a valid Macau Resident Identity Card will be offered a 50% discount for purchases on or before 4 September; holders of a valid Student Card, Teacher Card, Macao Senior Citizen Card or Disability Assessment Registration Card will also be offered a 50% discount during the entire sale period for any purchases at the outlets or online. Ticketing hotline: 2855 5555 and CotaiTicketing: 2882 8818. For more information and details on the programme, please visit the Cultural Affairs Bureau webpage at www.icm.gov.mo or call through tel. no. 8399 6699, during office hours.View gallery