The tickets for the 28th Macao Arts Festival (MAF), organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, will be available from 12 March. This edition’s Outreach Programme features over 40 activities, including talks, master classes, workshops, meet-the-artists sessions, school performances, art critique, accessibility services and movie screenings. Applications will be accepted from 9am on 13 March (Monday).
The MAF outreach activities will be launched in April. “One Day! Cantonese Opera”, to be held on 1 and 8 April, passes on the artistic essence of tradition, allowing participants to join hands with young actors and put into practice their Cantonese opera techniques and experience the world of Cantonese opera; famous Hong Kong expert in Japanese culture, Kengo, will hold the lecture “The Untold Secrets of Japan – Kengo’s Talk on Japanese Culture” on 8 April, helping participants understand the Japanese Yamato people and unveil crazy and bizarre secrets of Japan; the “Masterclass with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company”, to be held on 29 April, helps participants to explore themselves, practice and reflect on how to use one’s own body to express social issues; dancers of intermediate and advanced levels must submit dancing-related curriculum when registering; the activity “Workshop on Art Critique for Secondary School Students”, to be held between April and May, will continue to improve young critics’ writing and arts appreciation skills. The experienced instructors will impart their unique drama and dance appreciation techniques to students, who will put theory into practice by writing art critiques after watching the programmes.
The MAF Outreach Programme offers many other activities. Most activities have free admission. Vacancies are limited and subject to availability. For more information, please refer to the MAF Outreach Programme booklet or visit the Festival’s webpage at www.icm.gov.mo/fam. Reservations are available online through www.icm.gov.mo/eform/event, or by phone. For more information and reservations, please call IC through tel. 8399 6699, during office hours.