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2009
October
Diverse cultural programmes to celebrate East Asian Games
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     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department has invited renowned performing groups to present diverse cultural programmes in celebration of the 5th East Asian Games (EAG) in December.

     With the theme of "Cultural EAG", the performers will present various programmes to celebrate this international event. The National Dance Company of Korea will take the lead with its traditional repertoire "Korean Fantasy–Scent of Spring". Renowned Chinese bass Mr Tian Haojiang will star in the full production of the acclaimed opera "Poet Li Bai" written by the contemporary composer Mr Guo Wenjing. Litterateur Mr Leung Ping-kwan, dancer Ms Mui Cheuk-yin, musician Mr Kung Chi-sing and visual artist Ms Leung Mee-ping will jointly create a theatre series "Passion of Body Art". Two tremendous Asian drum groups Za Ondekoza from Japan and U-Theatre from Taiwan will perform in "Ki Kon Ichi Da" and "Sound of the Ocean" respectively. Performing groups from some of the participating countries and regions will also present the varied arts and cultures of East Asia in the "EAG Cultural Extravaganza". Programme details are as follows:

"Korean Fantasy - Scent of Spring" by The National Dance Company of Korea
November 20-21 (Friday - Saturday) 8pm  
Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre
November 22 (Sunday) 8pm        
Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
Ticket price: $220-100

Guo Wenjing's opera "Poet Li Bai"
December 4 and 6 (Friday and Sunday) 7.30pm
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Ticket price: $600-120

Theatre Series "Passion of Body Art"
December 10-21, 8pm or 3pm
Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre
Ticket price: $200

U-Theatre "Sound of the Sea"
December 11 (Friday) 7.30pm 
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Ticket price: $380-100

Za Ondekoza "Ki Kon Ichi Da"
December 11 (Friday) 7.30pm 
Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
December 13 (Sunday) 7.30pm 
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tickets: $380-100

EAG Cultural Extravaganza (free admission)
December 12(Saturday) 1.30pm
Piazza Areas and Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

    Tickets (except the extravaganza) will be available from October 6 at URBTIX outlets. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients (limited tickets for students and CSSA recipients available for partial programmes on a first-come, first-served basis). A group booking discount is also available. Please refer to programme leaflet for details.

     For programme enquiries, call 2268 7321(music)/2268 7323(dance and extravaganza)/2268 7325(theatre); for ticketing enquiries and reservations, call 2734 9009; for credit card telephone bookings, call 2111 5999; for Internet bookings, visit www.urbtix.hk; for more information, visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp.

Ends/Monday, October 5, 2009
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