Tickets for the 20th Macao City Fringe Festival, organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, are now on sale. In view of the public’s enthusiastic response, two additional performances of the programme Stephen Chow will be offered on 25-26 January 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the additional performances will be on sale from 10:00 a.m. on 30 December through the Macau Ticketing Network; ticket sales are limited to four tickets per performance per person on the first day. Only limited tickets are currently available for the other programmes of the Fringe Festival, and the public is advised to purchase as soon as possible.
Themed ‘Everyone is an Artist’, this year’s Macao City Fringe Festival will present a total of 18 extraordinary programmes and 17 outreach activities from 20 to 31 January 2021, guiding the audience to wander across the streets and alleys of the city and enjoy the fun of art. The show Stephen Chow by Ben Ieong, Anna Ieong, Endy Leong and Carl Ao Ieong, is a medley of scenes from Stephen Chow’s films, which evokes pleasure for the audience in appreciating the philosophy of life. The Fringe Festival has spared no effort in bringing creative and fascinating experiences to the audience, such as “On Site” by Tracy Wong, integrated in the subtheme of the ‘Crème de la Fringe’ series, which presents a number of works through body language that introduce contemporary dance to the audience in an urban space. Instead of watching art performances in a theatre, the performance F’art for you by PO Art Studio attempts to present a new form of theatre performance, in which the audience can place orders for food and performances, and enjoy them at home. Focus to – Release by Kathine Cheong and Sueie Che, attempts to associate brainwaves with images and encourages participants to be aware of their moments of focus and release.
The Fringe Festival also invites the public to convey love for the community together through art. “Todos Fest!”, another subtheme of the ‘Crème de la Fringe’ series, encourages the elderly and people with mental and physical disabilities to explore their physical possibilities and express their life stories through dance. In The Distance between the Ocean and Us – Puppetry Playback Theatre, marine waste collected from beaches is transformed in puppets, improvising stories about the ocean. Grandma's Treasure Box tells the story of how a grandmother and her grandchild went through different stages of their lives together, seeking to convey to the audience the happiness of caring and being cared for. Art is everywhere in people’s daily life. A Gentlemen’s Fight with Puns and Tea is staged in an old-style Chinese teahouse and features various forms of verbal performance art, including Chinese cross-talk, witty dialogues and stand-up comedy.
Tickets for the 20th Macao City Fringe Festival are now on sale and various discount packages are available. Ticket holders for the performances and outreach programme of the 20th Macao City Fringe Festival (excluding the programme F’art for U) can redeem lucky draw tickets at the Macau Ticketing Network outlets and stand a chance to win up to MOP1,500 spending credit sponsored by Bank of China. This year’s Fringe Festival offers the ‘Special Package for Two Persons’: holders of a valid Macao Senior Citizen Card or Disability Assessment Registration Card can enjoy discounts upon ticket purchase for the programmes Treetalk and The Never-ending Task of the Moment of “Crème de la Fringe: Todos Fest!”, and Grandma’s Treasure Box. Holders of a BOC Multi-Currency Credit Card or BOC Card can enjoy a 12% discount on ticket purchases over MOP200. A 12% discount will also be offered to “CCM Friends”, “OM Friends”, “Friends of the Macao Chinese Orchestra”, “Friends of MAM”, and holders of a valid full-time Student Card or Macao Teacher Card, and a 50% discount for holders of Macao Senior Citizen Card or Disability Assessment Registration Card. Tickets for the programme F’art for U can be purchased through the mobile application “Aomi”, “WhatsApp” or telephone during the performance period. For details, please visit the Fringe Festival’s website and IC’s social media platform. For more information about the programmes, please visit the Fringe Festival website at www.macaucityfringe.gov.mo or the “Macao City Fringe Festival” page on Facebook.