To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the 20th anniversary of the Macau SAR, MGM presents the Chinese folk dance drama Jinggang Jinggang with Henry Fok Foundation, Beijing Dance Academy (BDA) and Macau Dancers Association, enrapturing the Macau public for the very first time on September 20 and 21 at MGM Theater, MGM COTAI.
With the support of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR, Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, Cultural Affairs Bureau and other supporting units, this state-class performance aims to strengthen the sense of patriotism and national pride of Macau locals. Being such a great opportunity to learn about the national development, MGM has invited its team members to the theater and experience this fascinating performance. Offstage, the state-class dancers from the Youth Dance Company of BDA are invited to meet with the local schools and dancing community to host their first dancing workshop in Macau, nurturing and encouraging the young dancers with their substantial experience in Chinese folk dance.
The opening ceremony of Jinggang Jinggang kicks off on September 20 right before the performance, and is officiated by guests of honors, including Ms. Winnie Fok Wai Fun, Wife of Chief Executive of the Macau SAR; Dr. Alexis Tam, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture; Mr. Xue Xiaofeng, Deputy-Director of Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao SAR; Ms. Pansy Ho, Co-Chairperson & Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited; Mr. Ian Fok Chun Wan, Chief Executive of Henry Fok Foundation; Mr. Wan Sucheng, Director of the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao SAR; Mr. Kong Chi Meng, Deputy Director of Education and Youth Affairs Bureau; Mr. Hoi Io Meng, Deputy Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office; Mr. Leong Su Sam, National Committee Member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference; Mr. Liu Hong, Secretary of BDA Youth Dance Company; Ms. Chen Ailian, Vice-Chairwoman of China Dancers Association; Ms. Davina Chu Miu Lai, Administration Council Member of Cultural Industries Fund; Mr. Zhou You, Representative of Cultural Affairs Bureau and Director of Macao Conservatory; Mr. Eric Fok, Permanent Honorary Chairman of Macau Dancers Association and Member of the Guangdong People's Political Consultative Conference; Mr. Lei Koi Ian, Member of the Guangdong People's Political Consultative Conference; and Ms. Natalia Leong, President of Macau Dancers Association.
Premiere of Jinggang Jinggang in Macau
Performed by the dancers of the Youth Dance Company of BDA, Jinggang Jinggang illustrates hardships the Chinese Red Army encountered during the days of war at the Jinggang Mountains, the cradle of Chinese revolution, presented with the dance movements of Jiangxi Tea-picking Opera and classical Jiangxi folk music. Since its premiere in 2017, Jinggang Jinggang has been staged at many Chinese cities, and has received multiple recognitions from prestigious institutions of China, including the Dance Drama Award at the 11th Lotus Awards, one of the highest awards of Chinese dance.
Through re-creating the vivid scenes and stories of the Jinggang Mountains, Jinggang Jinggang sets a ground for the audiences to better understand the history of the Chinese revolution, while fostering national identity and pride. For its premiere in Macau, the performance is going to pair with the ultra-high resolution LED screen at MGM Theater to present a fine blend of traditional art and innovation.
Jinggang Jinggang Community Workshop
With the objective of nurturing the young dancers of Macau, while encouraging conversations between artists of Mainland China and Macau, MGM brings Jinggang Jinggang to the local community on September 22. Professional dancers of the Youth Dance Company of BDA are to host a dancing workshop with 80 participants from local school dancing teams, dancing associations, MGM dancing team and other local dancing amateurs. During the workshop, the dancers of BDA share their professional dancer journey, and teach a piece of Han Chinese folk dance Northeast Yangge to the participants in small groups. The workshop is concluded with a group performance, which is indeed a precious opportunity for local dancers to engage with state-class dancers and to enhance their dancing skills.
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