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Sword-swallowing and an African princess at 'Taboo,' Macau's hottest cabaret
Cabaret of 20 world-class acts won't break taboos, but will leave your jaw on the floor
The poster for Macau's wildly popular show, "Taboo," depicts 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 to expect from "Taboo."
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Franco Dragone's creation for the City of Dreams, "Taboo" is a bit like Rocky Horror without the freakish characters and gender-bending -- we're left with a bunch of people dancing and singing in underwear.
It's worth the ticket price, which starts at HK$580. 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 performs her signature African moves in "Taboo."
There's also an aerial hoop dancer who can bend so far backwards her feet reach over her shoulders.
Lucky Hell is a blond bombshell who swallows 56-centimeter swords, breathes fire and plays with machetes.
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"Taboo" runs at various times throughout the week in Club Cubic in the City of Dreams casino. Advance booking required. Guests aged 18 or above only. Check the show's website or call +853 8868 6767 for various seating and pricing plans.
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