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2010
February
Tweaksters to combine acrobatics and juggling in show
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     The US-based Tweaksters will blend acrobatic dance and artistic juggling with odd objects in a rhythmic performance, "Far-out Physical Fun", to delight audiences in Hong Kong next month (March).

     From glow-in-the-dark illusions to a quirky movement of aesthetics and athletics using huge fitness balls, to skillful feats of strength and balance, this hour-long pulse-quickening adventure will keep audiences enthralled. The Tweaksters use their athletic prowess and fertile imaginations to deftly manipulate flower pots, luminescent ropes, and galvanised pipes - not to mention each other - tweaking all the way. Details of the performances are as follows:

March 19 (Friday) 8pm
Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall
Tickets: $100, $120, $140

March 20 (Saturday) 8pm
Auditorium, North District Town Hall
Tickets: $100, $140

March 21 (Sunday) 8pm
Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre
Tickets: $100, $140

     The Tweaksters were founded by Regan Patno and Julia Snyder. The duo has performed together for more than a decade in national and international shows. Regan has a string of film and TV dancing credits, including "Forrest Gump", "Sister Act II" and "Star Trek: Nemesis"; while Julia, a personal fitness trainer who was honoured by Shape magazine a fitness model of the year, brings years of gymnastics, dance and yoga training to her craft.

     "Far-out Physical Fun" is one of the entertaining programmes in "Family Fiesta" presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Tickets 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" schemes. Please refer to the programme leaflet for details.

     A workshop will also be held at 4pm on March 20 at the North District Town Hall and March 21 at the Tai Po Civic Centre. Families are welcome to take part in the fabulous mix of creative movements, dexterous games and wacky races, using props from The Tweaksters. Tickets priced at $50 are available at URBTIX outlets.

     Other attractions of the series include "Concert by the Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra" (March 13, 21 and 27), "International WOW Magic on Earth II" (March 20 and 21), "Letter's End" by Wolfe Bowart , Spoon Tree Productions (April 2-5), "Melodious Piano Moments Concert" by Hong Kong Children's Symphony Orchestra (April 10 and 11), "Concert by the Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese Orchestra" (April 11, 17 and 24), "Seasons of the Sweet Gum" by Fantasy Puppet Theatre (April 16-18), "A Musical Zoo" by Made in Hong Kong @ Four Gig Heads (April 24 and 28) and "The Magical Forest Concert" by Toy Magic Orchestra (May 1 and 2).

     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 on www.urbtix.hk.

Ends/Wednesday, February 10, 2010
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