Organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, the 18th Macao City Fringe Festival, themed “Extra．Ordinary” continues to present extraordinary programmes this week, leading the audience to break barriers and restrictions and rediscover the exceptional in everyday life. The public is advised to purchase their tickets as soon as possible as tickets for some of the programmes are limited.
The Macao City Fringe Festival adopts the concept “All around the city, our stages, our patrons, our artists”, encouraging the participation of the whole population. The Icebook by British artists Davy & Kristin McGuire from the United Kingdom, is the world’s first projection mapped pop-up book; The Magic of Light and Shadow, presented by French mime artist Edi Rudo and by CANU Theatre, creates an absurd theatrical world using lights and hand shadows; the cross-regional creation Body Skyline, jointly presented by Amálgama Dance Company from Portugal, Dancecology from Taiwan and Stella & Artist from Macao, presents a new perspective of Macao through the lines of the landscape with the extension of our bodies; in the show Be My Old Friend by Dream Theatre Association, old friends tell personal stories about their cherished objects, piecing together the bygone days of Macao; Bæd Time by Myan Myan Studio from Taiwan, reveals the suffering caused by bullying through a conversation between two girls at bedtime.
Several free performances will be presented this week: the concert Once Upon a Time Singing in Portuguese by Casa de Portugal em Macau, features classic Disney songs and traditional Portuguese children’s songs, among others, bringing warmth and joy to families; the show On-Site – Dancing Around, is presented by dancers coming from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao, who move dance from theatre onto streets, and use the body to restore dance itself; 100 Hours by Comuna de Pedra Arts and Cultural Association, explores the issues of creation and destruction by mankind; Interactive Urban Music Ensemble invites the audience to play music by touching an installation with drawings of different musical instruments; Ephemeral Windows – Rooftop Street Art uses rice paper to show a non-invasive street art, transforming the city through art.
The Macao City Fringe Festival is devoted to bring extraordinary programmes and diverse artistic experiences to the audience. Several outreach activities will be held this week. Registered participants are advised to arrive punctually. For more information about the programme, please visit the Fringe Festival’s website at www.macaucityfringe.gov.mo or the “Macao City Fringe Festival” page on Facebook. 24-hour ticketing hotline: 2855 5555; ticketing website: www.macauticket.com.