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Dongpo: Life in Poems

Dongpo: Life in Poems

Dongpo: Life in Poems

  • 2024/06/21-22
  • 20:00
  • Macao Cultural Centre - G.A.
  • $400,$300,$250,$200
  • Instituto Cultural de Macau
  • available

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Dongpo: Life in Poems2024-06-2120:00$400,$300,$250,$200Macao Cultural Centre - G.A. Book
Dongpo: Life in Poems2024-06-2220:00$400,$300,$250,$200Macao Cultural Centre - G.A. Book


Artistic heritage in motion


Revisiting ancient arts, Dongpo: Life in Poems is a lyrical dance exploring the traditional Chinese aesthetics with a contemporary verve. Inspired on the life and writings of Song dynasty’s poet Su Dongpo, this contemplative, modern performance was conceived by the internationally acclaimed choreographer and visual creator Shen Wei incorporating a multiplicity of artistic expressions. From visual effects and calligraphy to painting and martial arts, moving beyond historic precision, it conveys emotions and conflicts, travelling across the poet’s world. The dancers move in synchronized, fluid motion, impelled by the sounds of the guqin and contemporary music, a soothing dialogue conceived by the leading Chinese-French composer Chen Qigang.


Recipient of a MacArthur Foundation grant and of numerous distinctions, Shen Wei devised this stylized vision in collaboration with the China Oriental Performing Arts Group. Devoted to the diffusion of contemporary Chinese stories since its inception, the group has presented works across the country with great acclaim. Elsewhere, the company has thrived on prestigious venues, from New York’s Lincoln Centre and the Kennedy Centre in Washington, to other iconic stages across continents.


In this masterpiece, Shen beautifully explores deep artistic roots, bringing scintillating

poetry to life, offering a glimpse of cultural heritage, rendering homage to a most revered figure in Chinese history. Dongpo: Life in Poems captivates through movement, rhythms and emotions, unveiling sensibilities, inviting to spiritual bonding.




Shen Wei is a master of detail – The Guardian


Shen Wei leaves audience breathless – Broadway World


CCM Friends
Enjoy 10% discount.


Students & Teachers
Macao full-time students (or Macao residents with an overseas student card) and Macao Teacher cardholders can enjoy  20%.


Seniors & Patrons with Disabilities
Senior citizens aged 65 or above, as well as holders of a Disability Assessment Registration Card can enjoy 50% discount. 
 (Applicable to Macao residents only, proof of identity to be shown upon admission.)


15% discount is offered when purchasing 10 or more tickets.


Bank Cards
Holders of BOC Credit Card and BOC Card can enjoy 10% discount.


Ticketing hotline: 28400555
(The above discounts cannot be used in conjunction with one another.)