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2009
March
Juggling Nizer turns impossible into possible
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     Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "one of the best practitioners of juggling", Mark Nizer, from the US, will stage his one-man show "Expect the Impossible" in Hong Kong in April.

     Combining original comedy, world-class juggling, movement, music and technology, Nizer will turn the impossible into the possible, the improbable into the probable.

     Winner of the International Juggling Championships, the Collegiate Entertainer of the Year in the USA and the Comedy Entertainer of the Year 1998, Mark Nizer has taken his show to thousands of venues around the world, including the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts three times. He also makes frequent appearances on TV in the US.

     Nizer's invention of the "Laser Diablo TM" merges juggling, light and technology into the coolest act. Constantly working on new ideas and tricks to add to his show, he has invented a new DVD projection lighting system that lights his show with high-tech moving lights in any venue.

     "Expect the Impossible" is one of the entertaining programmes in the "Family Fiesta" series presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. It will be held at 8pm, April 2 (Thursday), at the Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre; at 8.15pm, April 3 (Friday), at the Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre; at 8pm, April 4 (Saturday), at the Auditorium, North District Town Hall, and at 4pm, April 5 (Sunday), at the Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre.

     Tickets priced from $90 to $180 are now available at URBTIX outlets. Senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients may have 50% off (limited quotas for CSSA recipients on a first-come, first-served basis). A maximum discount of 20% is offered for group booking and "Family Fiesta Series" schemes.

     Other attractions of the series include "School Detective 2 in 1 Series@ E G Crisis" by Jumbo Kids Theatre, "The Animal World II" by the Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra, "Percussive Colours" by Mui Kwong Chiu Production, "The Old Man and the Sea" by Make Friends with Puppet, "Hits of TV and Movie Music" by the Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra, "A Youthful Vision of the World–Mengla Huang and Hong Kong Children's Symphony Orchestra" and "Brer Rabbit in the Land of Monkey King" by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education.

     For details of the programme and various booking schemes, please check out the promotional leaflet, call 2268 7323 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp. Ticketing enquiries and reservations can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked online at www.urbtix.hk.

Ends/Thursday, March 5, 2009
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