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2010 / NO.4
2010 / NO.4
Singing and Dancing to Brighten Macao 2010 - International Standard and Latin Dancing Extravaganza

To celebrate the establishment of Macao SAR, the “Singing and Dancing to Brighten Macao” was held annually since 2001 and was co-organized by the Macao Sport Development Board and the Macao Dance Sport Federation. This year, the event was held in Tap Seac Multi-sport Pavilion on 11th December. The opening ceremony was presided by Cheong U, the Secreatary for Social Affairs and Culture, Vong Iao Lek, President of Macao Sport Development Board, Zhang Xiaoguang, Deputy Head of the Culture and Education Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR, Song Yanbin, Deputy Commissioner of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the Macao SAR and Angela Leong, Chairman of Macao Dance Sport Federation. The Show was kicked off by the Macao Youth Sports Dancing Group with a mixed Latin dance performance “Michael Jackson” .

Combining sports and art, dance sport has become one of the more popular sports in Macao in recent years. The organizers have invited famous dance sport athletes to showcase their talents in Macao; this year’s line up included Isaia Berardi and Cinzia Birarelli of Italy, Egeny Lmrekov and Elizaveta Divak of Russia, Victor da Silva of Portugal and Hanna Karttunen of Finland. They captivated and dazzled the audience by performing a series of elegant Standard and passionate Latin dances including Tango, ChaCha, Showdance, Fox Trot, Samba, Quickstep, Waltz, Paso Doble and Jive and the audience responded with loud cheers and applause. 

In addition to the wonderful dancing performances, the atmostphere of the show was further elated by the performance of local youth dancers as well as the famous hits performed by famous Hong Kong singers including Hins Cheung, Teresa Cheung and George Lam.