Arts Fest returns after a year’s absence
The 2021 edition –themed ‘Restart’ – is making a triumphant comeback with a cavalcade of events from Macao and the mainland.
This year’s arts festival will take centre stage for the best part of a month featuring scores of performances and shows as well as outreach activities that will spread throughout the city.
Organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) the 31st Macao Arts Festival will run from 30 April to 29 May. Last year’s festival was cancelled due to Covid-19, so the 2021 edition is aptly themed “Restart”.
IC president Mok Ian Ian said the festival would focus on productions from Macao and the mainland, The Macau Post Daily reported.
The programme features almost 100 events, including White Snake by Lin Zhaohua, Dream of Red Chamber by Jin Xin Dance Theatre from Shanghai, and Boss for a Day by the Dóci Papiaçám di Macau Drama Group which performs in Macao’s endangered Patuá Creole.
There will also be a scenography exhibition, family-friendly performances and cultural diversity shows, as well as outreach activities aiming to expand the festival’s artistic vision and enhance the aesthetic perception of the audience.
Tickets for the festival will go on sale this Sunday. More information is available on www.icm.gov.mo/fam or on the “Macao Arts Festival” Facebook page or through the bureau’s official WeChat account (IC_Art_Macao).