A one-day show of the 3rd China International Circus Festival will be held at Macau Forum in Zape on Saturday, Ip Peng Kin, chief-of-cabinet of the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture, announced last week.
According to Ip, 3,000 free tickets have been reserved for pupils, students and the elderly, while 1,000 will be given to residents, adding that each resident can get no more than two tickets. He said the tickets would be handed out on a “first-come-first-serve” basis.
Ip also said the Macau government only paid a small amount and provided the venue free of charge, adding that the Zhuhai government would pay most of the expenses, including the performers’travelling and accommodation expenses.
The show was held at the University of Macau (UM) for the first time last year. It’s the second time the show will be held in the city.
Ip said that hosting the programme in Macau showed the Zhuhai government’s support and concern for Macau residents, adding that the performance could help enrich residents’ leisure life and promote cultural exchanges between the two places.
Ip also said that the local show would only feature magic and clown performances suitable for families to watch, adding that no animals would take part.
The festival is co-organised by the Zhuhai Municipal People’s Government and Guangdong Chimelong Group Company Limited.
The statement said performers from various countries would present 10 award-winning performances during the show.