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”, is held on October 1, 2020.
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 honor 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.
Adhering to the development concept of “a repertoire, talent, and market-oriented theatre”, the Guangzhou Song and Dance Theatre gathers an array of artistic talent and has produced and staged a wide range of excellent works. Amongst their productions, the Awakening Lion has received many awards, including the “11th Lotus Awards” for Chinese Dance – Dance Drama Category in 2018.
When: 7:30pm, Thursday, October 1, 2020
Where: Grand Auditorium, Macao Cultural Centre, Avenida Xian Xing Hai s/n, NAPE, Macau
How much: MOP $100–200 per person
For more information, call +853 8394 3721 and for ticketing, call +853 2855 5555
*Tickets can be purchased from September 3 onwards. Macau ID card holders, full-time students and teacher card holders are offered a 50% discount on the tickets excluding online methods