ARTwarming Winter at CCM
Cosy performances for the whole family
The Macao Cultural Centre, under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, is launching its first “ARTwarming Winter”, a string of performances scheduled for December. Specially designed to bring families closer to the performing arts at the beginning of the cold season, this series will enchant and entertain a vast audience with music and theatrical productions.
On December 20, CCM’s young voices will step on stage for another Children’s Choir Annual Concert, celebrating the end of yet another great cycle with an array of lively tunes. Bringing the theme of “Dreams” to the forefront, the show features meaningful songs performed in different styles, and plenty of surprises for the audience. From Christmas classics to popular songs, the choristers will adorn some of the music sets with drama and choreographic moves conceived to let both kids and grownups enjoy a cheerful afternoon. Complementing all the singing and movement, the young singers will create various pictures based on the concert theme, to be shared with families and friends.
From December 22-24, Beligian theatre troupe Laika, will present Narrow, a physical theatre play without words taking kids six years old and above through moments that couldn’t get much closer and personal. The action revolves around a hilarious couple’s quest for domestic bliss that will turn slightly bitterer than might be expected. Sharing a miniscule house, the two protagonists contort their lanky frames to fit the flat’s interior. As flowers are exchanged, chocolates are shared and embraces become unavoidable, they seem to be made for each other. But life isn’t always as straightforward as it might seem.
This wordless play is one of the numerous examples of theatre for the senses the troupe has been creating since it was founded back in 1991.
Developed by a group of artists from a diversity of backgrounds, mastering different disciplines, Laika takes international audiences, from children to teenagers, into a world of surprises where nothing can be taken for granted, as we will see for ourselves!
Wrapping up the program from December 28 to 30 Spanish troupe Ponten Pie is bringing Loo, a children’s theatre play that will take the audience on an adventurous journey, carried by a mysterious force coming from exotic lands. Originating from the plains of India and Pakistan, Loo is a hot and powerful wind that pushes dunes, drying up wet lands and seas on its path to originate deserts. Specially created for boys and girls between the ages of two and five years old, this sensorial experience without words will enchant the audience as they sit very close to the action. Following a successful path in venues and festivals across Europe, Loo visits Macao to let the little ones explore the exciting mysteries under the sands.
Tickets for all “ARTwarming Winter” programmes are available at CCM’s box office and Macao Ticketing Network outlets available at various discounts. For details please visit CCM’s website at www.ccm.gov.mo or call (853) 2840 0555.