The 21st Macao City Fringe Festival kicks off tomorrow, and will run until 23 January.
The opening ceremony will be held in the sitting-out area in Rua Oito do Bairro Iao Hon at 4:30 pm, with an on-site free game zone from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, the Cultural Affairs Bureau announced. The participatory Art Exhibition for All will officially open in the space next to Flower City Park.
This edition of the festival is themed Margin Break, offering various programmes for the public to experience “different aspects of art and to promote a bigger artistic interchange in the community”, the bureau noted.
The programmes include the Asian premiere of the dance Augmented Reality programme 0AR in Taipa Central Park, the exhibition Room that Kid at Mong-Ha Villas by Kawo Cheang, and Cindy Ng’s multimedia art installation called Finding Season in Calçada de S. Francisco Xavier, among others. Admission is free to all programmes.
The bureau also noted that General Ye Ting’s Former Residence will be closed today, from 5 pm on Thursday and Friday, and from 1 pm during the weekend to stage the sound theatre called Back Home for the fringe festival.
According to the bureau, Edinburgh Fringe Showcase’s Back Home is a “participatory performance” that will take audiences to Wuhan after the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak two years ago to play roles and tell a raft of stories of “returning home and facing the unexpected future”.
The sound theatre will be staged in several time slots from tomorrow to Sunday, with tickets priced at MOP 120 which are available via various ticketing networks.