The spectacle of the Teatro do Elétrico de Portugal, which crosses several pieces by Karl Valentin, nicknamed ‘Charlie Chaplin German’, is one of the highlights of the program of the Macao Arts Festival that starts in May.
The musical, dance and theater show, titled ‘Karl Valentin Kabarett’, merges several short pieces written by the German, integrating the 30th Macao Arts Festival (FAM), organized by the Cultural Institute (IC). theme “a tribute to the classics”, can read in the statement released today by the organization.
In addition to the participation of Amadora’s Teatro do Elétrico, FAM highlights this year with “Vertikal”, co-produced by the renowned French choreographer Mourad Merzouki and CCN Créteil & Val-de-Marne / Cie Käfig, one of the main companies of world-renowned hip-hop dance, “according to the same note.
Eighteen years after its premiere, the ‘Rain’ dance show will be re-hosted in Macao through the collaboration of contemporary musician Steve Reich, Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and his dance company Rosas.
This year’s FAM edition concludes with ‘The Soul of Macau’, a Cantonese opera production adapted by the playwright Li Xinhua.
In the year that marks the ten year anniversary of the Cantonese opera’s inclusion in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the festival bets on this production that comes from an original piece by a local author and which features the interpretation of Macao and the Foshan Cantonese Opera Troupe, “bringing to life the epic history” of the territory and reflecting the deep cultural collaboration in the region of Greater Guangdong Bay – Hong Kong – Macao, “said the organization of the festival.