November 8 - MGM COTAI WEAVES THE AESTHETICS OF CHINESE INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE INTO A SERIES OF PROGRAMS

[Thursday, November 8] As a leader of the City’s cultural tourism, MGM endeavors to bring magnificent art and cultural experience to the Macau public. The MGM COTAI Art Collection features 300 captivating and thought-provoking artworks, seamlessly integrate with the resort’s public spaces. MGM is launching the “Explore the Beauty of Chinese Embroidery” program, showcasing a series of intangible cultural heritage craftsmanship as shown in the highly acclaimed Chinese drama “Story of Yanxi Palace”, including Chinese traditional embroidery, Kunqu opera and Ronghua (crafted velvet flower). Locals and visitors can have an in-depth exploration in the Chinese traditional culture through art tours, costume exhibition and art symposium from now through December 31.

Art Tour of the Imperial Carpets

Silk and metal-thread carpets have always served as the essential decorations in the Forbidden City in Beijing, back in the time of Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911). Nowadays, there are only 300 pieces of known Chinese imperial carpets among public and private collections worldwide, of which 28 are currently displayed in MGM COTAI. This curated tour allows guests to appreciate the exquisite craftsmanship and learn about the historical symbolism behind such precious collections, also to catch a glimpse of the lifestyle of the ancient Chinese imperials.

Date: Now till December 31, 2018

Time: 12:00, 14:00, 16:00 and 18:00 (Mondays to Thursdays)
10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:30 and 18:00 (Fridays to Sundays)
Venue: Emerald Lobby

Remarks: Free of charge. Each tour lasts for approximately 45 minutes. Available in three languages (Mandarin, Cantonese and English)

In addition, MGM also specially launches Qianlong Emperor’s favorite imperial dim sums, pairing with a selection of Chinese tea, throughout the period of the event. Guests may now feast like an ancient emperor at Imperial Court at MGM MACAU and Chun at MGM COTAI.

Ancient Costume Exhibition

The intricate costumes and accessories in the Story of Yanxi Palace will be exhibited for the very first time in Macau, proclaiming the delicacy of Chinese traditional embroidery art to the public. Couture pieces include costumes worn in the drama by the Emperor Qianlong, Consort Ling, Empress Fucha Rongyin, Consort Xian, as well as a selection of Kunqu Opera costumes.

Date: November 16 (Friday) to December 9 (Sunday)
Time: 11:00 – 20:00 on Weekdays
10:00 – 21:00 on Weekends and Public Holidays
Venue: Emerald Lobby
Price: MOP 50 (Free admission for children aged 2 and under)

Art Symposium on Intangible Cultural Heritage

In recent years, China’s intangible cultural heritage has always been seen in various movies and TV shows, advocating greater appreciation as well as passing on from generation to generation. With the objective to promote the development of cultural and creative industries in the Greater Bay Area, MGM will be hosting an art symposium on the topic of intangible cultural heritage at Asia’s first dynamic theater - MGM Theater. Renowned professionals from various cultural disciplines will be sharing their insights on how to integrate Chinese intangible cultural heritage into modern creation. Keynote speakers include: Mr. Yu Zheng, Executive Producer and Art Director of the drama “Story of Yanxi Palace”; Ms. Miriam Sun, Deputy Director of Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai; Ms. Bi Hong, expert and collector of Qing Dynasty Culture and Costumes; Mr. Zhang Bin, representative of Kunqu Opera Culture; and Ms. Emily Chan, Macau young director.

For registration or enquiries, please call (853) 8802 3833 or visit https://www.mgm.mo/en/cotai/entertainment/explore-the-beauty-of-chinese-embroidery.

Date: November 17 (Saturday)

Time: 10:30 am to 12 noon

Venue: MGM Theater at COTAI

Language: Mandarin

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About MGM COTAI

MGM COTAI is the latest addition to the MGM portfolio in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. MGM COTAI also offers Asia’s first dynamic theater and a spectacle to wow every guest who steps foot in the resort. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the largest property and the first mega-size complex project in Macau to achieve the China Green Building Design Label Three-Star Certification.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Jessie Kuan
Director of Public Relations
MGM
Tel: (853) 8806 3412
Email: jessiekuan@mgm.mo

Karen Lam
Public Relations Manager
MGM
Tel: (853) 8806 3421
Email: karenlam@mgm.mo

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