Sword-swallowing and an African princess at 'Taboo,' Macau's new cabaret
The poster for Macau's new show, "Taboo," depcits a pair of parted lips painted hot pink, with a nude woman posing inside.
It's like a glammed-up version of the iconic red lips of "The Rocky Horror Show." And that's pretty much what we're expecting from "Taboo."
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Franco Dragone's latest creation for the City of Dreams, "Taboo" promises to be "naughty and naughtier" and to shatter taboos. But it sounds more like Rocky Horror without the freakish characters and gender-bending -- we're left with a bunch of people dancing and singing in underwear.
Yet, it's still worth the ticket price, which starts at HK$2,000. The acts are some of the best in the world.
First of all, there's African tribal royalty in the show. According to the organizers, Princess Malimba is the daughter of a chief of the Malimba tribe in Cameroon. She became a dancer against the wishes of her father and went on to teach at the University of Douala as well running her own dance company. The princess be performing her signature African moves at "Taboo."
There is also Elena Gatilova, the aerial hoop dancer who can bend so far backwards her feet reach over her shoulders.
But the show-stopper will be Lucky Hell, the blond bombshell who swallows 56-centimeter swords, breathes fire and plays with machetes.
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"Taboo" will run June 29-September 15, Wednesday-Saturday, doors open at 9:30 p.m., showtime is 10 p.m.-11 p.m. at Club Cubic at City of Dreams, Macau. Tickets and packages range from HK$2,000 for table for two to $28,800 for table for eight, includes Champagne and canapes. Advance booking required. Guests aged 18 or above only. +853 8868 6767/ (toll free) 800 933 936, www.cityofdreamsmacau.com/taboo.