From 1999 to 2019, Macau has undergone earth-shaking transformations. As a non-governmental art experimentation platform, at a time when the long-awaited LRT (Light Rail Transit) service is about to start, we hope to explore the gap between the “platform” and the “moon” through seeking theater perspectives and imaginations in contemporary art. The gap is between the rational and the romantic, the ideal and the reality, society and the self. BOK festival 2019 aims to bring theatre closer to people by showcasing a series of performances, including Falling from the Land, Time and Toys, Streaming Steam, Orig.ami, Artificial Loneliness, Between the Winds, among others.
The city is under development and people are moving, heading every day to an impossible destination. If we get lost on the way, that is more than reasonable. There will be a series of explorations about identity. The ‘BOK Movement’ features seven groups of creative types from different fields who have left their native land to ‘roam’ in different cities. With a string of experimental theatres, they will take you on a flight between the platform and the moon, in an attempt to search for definition/re-definition.
Launched in 2013, the BOK Festival is a performing arts platform co-launched by several non-governmental associations. Taking the polysemic character “搏” (Cantonese pronunciation: bok3) as its tenet, the Bok Festival emphasizes: linking, striving, experimenting, connecting, trying. It’s co-produced by Own Theatre, Macau Experimental Theatre, MyLand Culture
When: August 24–September 8, 2019
Where: Black Box Theatre, HiuKok Experimental Lab and Macao Contemporary Art Centre – Navy Yard No.2
How much: MOP $100–140
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