The tickets for the 28th Macao Arts Festival (MAF), organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, went on sale on 12 March. Enthusiastic members of the public waited at different ticketing outlets to purchase tickets. Sales reached a satisfactory result as more than 5,000 tickets were sold up to 7pm on the first day of ticket sales. A number of programmes were highly sought after as tickets for more than 14 performances were sold out.
This edition of the Macao Arts Festival, themed “Heterotopia”, will be held from 28 April to 31 May, establishing through texts, stories, images, music and imagery, a diversified space away from reality yet closely connected to it, bringing new possibilities to existence. With an enthusiastic response on the first day of ticket sales, tickets for the soundscape theatre play Back to the Catastrophic Typhoon of 1874, Songs of Migrants, Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker, the children’s musical Metamorphosis under Starry Night and parts of the sessions of the performance Remote Macao; while sales for the operas The Tale of Lady General and The Butterfly Lovers had an enthusiastic response.
The Festival offers a number of extraordinary shows, including the hypnotizing performance A Letter to My Nephew by internationally acclaimed North-American modern dance company Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane; Double Bill byHiroaki Umeda, a new work developed in cooperation with local dancers, as well as a solo piece; the ballet Hu(r)mano presented by emerging Portuguese choreographer Marco da Silva Ferreira. In addition, fascinating concerts Resonance through Space-Time by Macao Orchestra and The Soul of Macao by The Macao Chinese Orchestra are also not to be missed.
Early bird discounts of 30%, subject to certain criteria, are available from 12 to 19 March and a 20% discount will be offered from 20 March onwards. For more information about the programmes, ticket purchase and other discounts, please check the 28th Macao Arts Festival Booklet (the booklet PDF version can be downloaded at www.icm.gov.mo/fam); follow the MAF’s page on Facebook or subscribe to IC’s WeChat account. Ticketing hotline: 2855 5555. Online ticket reservation is available at www.macauticket.com.