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"City Inside a Broken Sky II" to be staged with local and overseas artists

     A leading local figure in modern musical theatre, Kung Chi Shing, will soon perform with artists from Hong Kong, the United States, Australia and Japan in his multi-media production, "City Inside a Broken Sky II".

     "City Inside a Broken Sky II" aims to explore and record the existential madness of life in a city. Getting lost can be a beautiful thing. Being lost, we explore; going mad, we break the rules. Beauty evolves between two extremes.

     Sharing their experiences through music, images and movements in the creation of a "pop opera", the performers joining Kung comprise Nancy Loo, Lee Chun Chow, Julia Mok (Hong Kong), Makoto Matsushima (Japan), Hahn Rowe and Peter Jarvis (USA), William Lane (Australia) and special guest Eman Lam.

     Born and bred in Hong Kong, Kung Chi Shing returned to his hometown in the early 80s after studying classical music and composition under Allen Trubitt and George Crumb in the US. His pioneering musical and performance style was surprising to a Hong Kong audience. His music theatre has been a great influence on the contemporary music scene in Hong Kong.

     One of the programmes in the "Boundless Multi-Media Series" presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, "City Inside a Broken Sky II" will be at 8pm on October 8 and 9 (Friday and Saturday) at the Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre. Tickets priced at $180 and $230 are now available at URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by credit card telephone booking. 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 students and CSSA recipients on a first-come, first-served basis). A maximum discount of 20% is offered for group booking and the Boundless Multi-Media Series special booking package. Please refer to the programme leaflet and LCSD website for details.

     Other programmes in the "Boundless Multi-Media Series" are "Multi-Media Lecture Series: Start Making Senses" (July 31 to August 22), "Galaxy Reflections" (September 17-19) and "Gaff Aff"(October 1-3).

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323 or visit . Ticketing enquiries can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked online at .

Ends/Monday, August 16, 2010

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