The “Performance to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China”, jointly organized by the Macao SAR Government and the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao SAR, coordinated by the Cultural Affairs Bureau and the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao S.A.R., and supported by the Sports Bureau, specially features the spectacular acrobatic show “The Golden Hooped Rod” performed by the Nanjing Acrobatic Troupe Co. Ltd., allowing the public to enjoy an exquisite acrobatic show while celebrating the National Day. The show will be held on 30 September and 1 October, at 7:30pm, at the Macao Forum. Tickets are now on sale at the Macau Ticketing Network.
The large-scale acrobatic show “The Golden Hooped Rod” is based on Journey to the West, using the golden hooped rod as a clue. It shows the development of Sun Wukong’s apprenticeship, vanquishes demons and monsters, solidifies the Pei-Ho River forever and tells many other legends. The Golden Hooped Rod is an artefact and a weapon and it is a symbol of justice, wisdom and strength. “The Golden Hooped Rod” is the first staged drama in China to integrate 3D multimedia technology into traditional acrobatics and magic performances, harmoniously combining the scenes of Mount Huaguo in Jiangsu, the Eastern Sea Dragon King Palace, the elimination of evil spirits, and many other fantastic scenes, making the show more mythical and magical. This innovative form of performance allows the audience to enjoy a wonderful acrobatic show. The performance unit China Nanjing Acrobatic Troupe Co. Ltd. pursued artistic innovation and a breakthrough and its original acrobatic show “The Golden Hooped Rod" was selected as the first project funded by the China National Arts Fund with the first score of acrobatics and was also selected for the 20th Shanghai China International Arts Festival programme. The world tour brought more than 100 shows and is influential both at home and abroad.
Tickets for the acrobatic show “The Golden Hooped Rod” are available at the Macau Ticketing Network and are priced at MOP100; seating is not assigned. Holders of valid Macao Resident Identity Card, Macao Teacher Card and full-time Student Card will be offered a 50% discount during the entire sale period. 24-hour ticketing hotline: 2855 5555; online ticketing: www.macauticket.com. For more information and details of the programme, please visit the Cultural Affairs Bureau website at www.icm.gov.mo or call IC through tel. no. 8399 6699 during office hours.