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21st Macao City Fringe Festival due to get new year off to flying start

The two-week celebration of alternative arts aims to expand the public’s horizons from multiple perspectives, says cultural chief Mok Ian Ian.

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The two-week celebration of alternative arts aims to expand the public’s horizons from multiple perspectives, says cultural chief Mok Ian Ian.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:47 am

The new year is set to kick off with a cultural bang when the 21st Macao City Fringe Festival takes place from 12-24 January.

The fest will include 15 outreach activities, such as screening sessions, sharing sessions, workshops, exhibitions, seminars, exchange sessions and immersive interactive experiences. The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), which is organising the event, said that its aim is to “expand the public’s artistic horizons from multiple perspectives”.

IC President Mok Ian Ian underlined that the 21st Macao City Fringe Festival, themed “Margin Break”, not only breaks through the “margins” of art with constant innovation but also breaks through the “margins” of time and space. 

She added that art reduces the distance between people in different places and, more importantly, hopes to bring comfort to the public through a series of brilliant and diverse programmes and outreach activities.

Mok also said that the upcoming “Crème de la Fringe” series, highlighting two communities in the same city, will bring art into the lives of the elderly and people with physical and mental disabilities. She pointed out that the aim of “Crème de la Fringe” is to enhance the mutual understanding between creators and participants, hence breaking through the “margins” between people’s hearts and minds by using art as a bridge.

Mok added that as the Covid-19 pandemic has been rapidly changing people’s views, lifestyles and technology, the festival will continue to strive to break through spatial limitations via online and offline interactions, The Macau Post Daily reported.

Registration for all outreach activities can be made online or by phone from today until Sunday. Registrations can be made online or by phone on 8399 6872 during office hours, while more information is available at the “Macao City Fringe Festival” page on Facebook, or “IC_Art_Macao” on WeChat.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:47 am

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