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2009
August
New approach makes a fascinating Creation
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     Theatre of the Silence (TOS) takes an extraordinary approach in  its latest production "Creation 2009 Version", a fascinating journey from the beginning of time into the future.

     Members of Theatre of the Silence will lead the audience on an adventure incorporating visual theatre and visual poetry – crafting body movements and gestures into a work of art. The beginnings of everything, the explosion of our galaxy, the creation of space, the appearance of Earth, life spreading over the planet, and an exploration of what the future may hold - all are created with nothing more than the performers' bodies and the audience's infinite imagination.

     TOS was founded in 2000 by a group of hearing-impaired theatre artists in Hong Kong. Members of TOS have plenty of stage experience and have worked with various theatre groups in exchange activities. With superb body movements, the troupe produces theatrical performances that are filled with unique and alternative aesthetics. TOS was selected as "The Best Theatre with a Difference" among "Asia's Best" by TIME Magazine in 2005 and its members are outstanding cultural ambassadors of Hong Kong.

     The new production is under the artistic direction of Edwin Chan and Edward Chan. Actors include Edward Chan, Edwin Chan, Apple Cheng, Elaine Wong, Bob Wong and Hofan Chau.

     "Creation 2009 Version", presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, will be at 8pm on September 26 (Saturday) and 3pm on September 27 (Sunday) at the Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre. Tickets priced at $120 and $90 are now available at all URBTIX outlets. Half-price concessions will be granted to senior citizens aged 60 or over, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. (Limited tickets for students and CSSA recipients are available on a first-come, first-served basis.) For details of the group booking discount, please refer to the individual programme leaflets.

     For programme enquiries, call 2268 7325 (LCSD) or 9092 7195 (Theatre of the Silence); for ticketing enquiries and reservations, call 2734 9009. Internet bookings are available at www.urbtix.hk. For credit card telephone bookings, call 2111 5999. Visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp for more information on the programme.

     A post-performance meet-the-artist session will be held after the show on September 26. Patrons are welcome to attend; admission is free.

Ends/Monday, August 17, 2009
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