The “2017 Macao International Parade”, in celebration of the 18th anniversary of Macau’s Handover to China, will be held on the 17 December with 49 local and 15 foreign groups which include nearly 1,200 participants.
Local districts and historic monuments are the main theme of the parade announced the Cultural Affairs Bureau.
The parade will feature Cantonese opera, theatre, music, martial arts, stilts, oriental and western modern dance and traditional dance, among others.
Foreign participating groups from all over the world, include “Cia de misterios e Novidades” from Brazil, presenting a musical on stilts; Mexican troupe “Luna Morena Títeres Teatro”, presenting a puppet show; Australian “Snuff Puppets – Daniele Poidomani” who will produce giant themed puppets with local students; Yingge dance – an item of intangible cultural heritage of Chaoshan City of Guangdong Province.
The Parade also features the acrobatic troupe “Enigma” from Cabo Verde; the group “Pauliteiros de Miranda do Douro” from Portugal; performances by the 2017 representative group of Hong Kong’s “LA P EN V Innovative Dance Platform”; the “Mirror Walkers” from Austria; the “Pavullese Dancing Group” from Italy; “The Dinosaurs” from Holland; the “Cheerleaders” from Lithuania; the “PLASTICIENS VOLANTS” and the “Flower Parade” from France; and the Shenzhen Xiao Douhao Children’s Theatre, among others.