The Macao Cultural Centre, under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, presents multimedia circus Bosch Dreams and the world music concert Anoushka Shankar – “Land of Gold”. Both shows will be staged at the Grand Auditorium on March 18 and 20, 2018, respectively.
Praised by Danish press as “wildly visual…a heavenly show”, Bosch Dreams will immerse the audience in a canvas of realistic projections, depicting the supernatural universe of Hieronymus Bosch. This contemporary circus takes the audience on a surreal journey throughout the Dutch painter’s unique work, in a display of dozens of characters, contrasting atmospheres and emotions. This experience of fire, explosions and special effects is a joint production between two of the most exciting companies of our time. Coming from Canada with a talented, edgy cast, the acrobatic troupe The 7 Fingers will be stepping on stage to interact with three-dimensional images conceived by French video artist Ange Potier. Founded in 2002 by former Cirque du Soleil artists, the Canadian group has since then devised diverse contemporary circus pieces, merging modern dance, acrobatics, theatre and visual effects. The performance is co-directed by Theatre Republique, a Copenhagen based company founded in 2009 to challenge the boundaries of conventional theatre, frequently touring the world with a string of challenging adaptations. From Surrealism to psychedelic music, Bosch Dreams is a dramatized physical and visual galore, evoking most modern art forms.
Just two days after the contemporary circus performance, global sitar sensation Anoushka Shankar will step on the same stage for an evening of exotic performance and musical skill. The beautiful virtuosa is the daughter of the legendary Ravi Shankar and takes over where her father left, allowing listeners to peek into India’s musical traditions. At CCM the sitarist will present her latest work, Land of Gold, accompanied by an exquisite group of musicians including percussionist and co-composer Manu Delago, double bassist and keyboardist Tom Farmer, and master of the Indian shehnai Sanjeev Shankar. Contrasting the often meditative flow of traditional ragas with a dense use of electronics and amplified beats, this album is Shankar’s response to the international refugee crisis and a cry against injustice.
CCM is presenting Bosch Dreams (March 18, 2018 – Sunday) and Anoushka Shankar –“Land of Gold” (March 20, 2018 - Tuesday). Tickets will be available from December 28, 2017 at CCM’s box office and Macao Ticketing Network outlets, at various prices and discounts. For further information on promotional offers and ticketing, please visit www.ccm.gov.mo or call (853) 2870 0699. Credit card ticketing hotline (853) 2840 0555.