|Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
||23.12.2012-24.12.2012||19:30-21:20||$230, 160, 120|
|Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall
||25.12.2012||19:30-21:20||$200, 180, 140, 120|
|Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall
||26.12.2012||19:30-21:20||$250, 220, 180, 120|
Aestheticism and power demonstrated in the best of acrobatics from Wuhan
A Ritual to the Gods – Opening Act
Greeting the Gods – Contortion by Female Performers
A marvel of a human sculpture, created through innovative choreography and seamless teamwork, showing perfection in form, dynamics and control.
Hats Off to the Gods! – Fast Act with Straw Hats
This is a lively and humorous demonstration of the agility and lightning action of the martial arts monks, as they practise through friendly contests.
The Coming of the Gods – Plate-spinning
Plates twirling on pencil-thin sticks about a metre long, look like lotus leaves swaying in the breeze or butterflies in the air.
Awe-inspiring Aspects – A Show of Strength
A demonstration of strength and agility, balance and dynamics, or what acrobatics is all about, through tacit cooperation and team work.
Gods Are With Us – Silk Ribbon Dance
An aerial dance that brings out the best in acrobatics and dance art: against the background music, the performers fly with the silk ribbon in mid-air, full of gravity-defying grace.
The Godly Cycle – Hand Stand
An athletic feat as the performer moves with the spiritual, ethereal music while doing a single-hand stand.
A Godly Light – Balancing on Suspended Rings
The suspended rings rise with the crescendo, bringing the acrobats with them. Then, high above, they flit and turn, fly and fall, as the audience watch with abated breath.
The Cycle of Life – Hoops Diving
The acrobats dive through stacked hoops that increase in height as the music grows in intensity. The act is a demonstration of immaculate action and coordination.
Loneliness of the Gods – Aerial Rope Equilibristics
An aerial dance of a duo who perform synchronized or responding moves on a rope that keeps on rising and twirling. A feat of physical strength and bodily control.
Lively Spirits – Diabolo
This act is typically Chinese in flavour – the young performers deftly throw and catch the small-sized diabolos while continue to move around with dancing steps.
Fascinated Spirits – Pagoda of Bowls
This is an act that combines dance movements and balancing techniques, with the tall stack of bowls staying safely on the performer’s head as she rolls around.
Gods’ Swings – Aerial Dance
A show of masculine strength as the artists perform gymnastics on 'bungy' straps, aerial leaps, rolls, flips and 3600˚ turns etc... Strength of character, considered a merit for men in Chinese culture, is also celebrated in the choreography and form.
In the Image of the Gods – Giant Springboard Act
This is an act performed on a springboard, upon which the acrobats are in turn. As they are in the air, they would perform vaults, spins, and other rolling actions before they come down to the springboard again without teetering. It celebrates energy, daring and an ever-striving spirit for success.
To the Godly Spirits – Closing Act
Wuhan Acrobatic Troupe
Founded in 1953, the Wuhan Acrobatic Troupe of China is one of the foremost acrobatic troupes from China with its iconic style of blending techniques with grace and performing with awe-inspiring effects. Over the years, the Troupe’s repertoires have won more than 50 national and international awards. The more recent spectaculars include Heroes, Pirates, MagiCity and Jiu Ge. The Troupe has performed all over China. It has also gone on more than 100 overseas tours to more than 150 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania and Europe. Wherever they went, they were warmly welcomed and critically acclaimed.
The programme lasts for about 1 hour 50 minutes including an interval of 15 minutes.
Tickets are available from 27 October onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Credit Card Telephone Booking.
Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (Limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis). Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission#
Cheers! Series Discount#
10% off on standard tickets for each purchase of 2 different programmes; 15% off on standard tickets for each purchase of 3 different programmes; 20% off on standard tickets for each purchase of 4 or more different programmes.
Group Booking Discount#^
10% off for each purchase of 4-9 standard tickets; 15% off for each purchase of 10-19 standard tickets; 20% off for each purchase of 20 or more standard tickets
# All discounts are not applicable to Parenting Workshop Beyond Failure by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education and Puppetry Workshop by Theatre de l’Oeil (Canada).
^HKOS 2012 X'mas Concert: A Merry Christmas to You and Your Family offers special group booking discount.
One person per ticket regardless of age, admission subject to age limit specified for each event. Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount schemes for each ticket. Please inform the box office staff of the discount type preferred at the time of purchase.
The Snowman & The Bear by City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Crystal's Ballet Shoes by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education, HKOS 2012 X'mas Concert: A Merry Christmas to You and Your Family, The Child King by Make Friends with Puppet, Harlem Gospel Choir (USA), The Man The Sea Saw by Wolfe Bowart, Spoon Tree Productions (USA/Australia), Let Dreams Fly by Mui Kwong Chiu Production, 3-Legged Tale by Theatre de l’Oeil (Canada) and Children’s Corner - Debussy Mini Piano Marathon.
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009
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Audience of age 3 or above are welcome.
Audience are strongly advised to arrive punctually. No latecomers will be admitted until the interval or a suitable break in the programme.
The contents of this programme do not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.
Programme in support of the Tuen Mun Arts Festival