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Heiquan Theatre to perform "Blind Photographers"

     "Blind Photographers", a mime show, will be performed by Heiquan Theatre in October. An actor will interact with video and sound effects to lead the audience into a distinctive world of mime.

     This is a story about two photographers, one born blind, the other losing his eyesight after an accident.  They don't know each other, but they share one thing in common: With their camera, they want to put their hopes into that smooth surface called a "photograph", which holds a bright world that will forever live in their hearts.  They want to use their camera to tell what they have gone through, something they have never shared before.  As scene after scene appears on photosensitive paper, the stories will warm your heart, make you thankful, give you joy and make you sigh.

     The performance is directed, devised and performed by Chiu Kin- tong, the Artistic Director of Heiquan Theatre. Chiu Kin-tong graduated from the School of Drama of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and was twice presented the Outstanding Actor award.  He was also named "Outstanding Young Actor" in the Hong Kong Drama Awards 2008. Having long developed a keen interest in mime and movement theatre, he founded Heiquan Theatre in 2007.  Since then, he has given three clown-style mime theatre productions, "Heiquan Railway", "Hekulada" and "Think out of the Lift", and won critical acclaim for introducing new elements into conventional mime.

     Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, "Blind Photographers" by Heiquan Theatre will be staged at 8pm on October 28 to 30 (Thursday to Saturday), and 3pm on October 30 and 31 (Saturday and Sunday), at the Black Box Theatre, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre. Tickets priced at $140 are now available at all URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by telephone credit card booking. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students, and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets for students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis). A group booking discount is also available. For more details, please check the programme leaflet.

     For programme enquiries, call 2268 7325 (LCSD) or 9238 3158 (Heiquan Theatre); for ticketing enquiries call 2734 9009. For credit card telephone bookings, call 2111 5999. Internet bookings are available at Visit (LCSD) or (Heiquan Theatre) for more information on the programme.

     There will be an audio description service in Cantonese for the visually impaired for the performance on October 28.  Please call 9238 3158 for enquiries and reservation of the audio equipment.

Ends/Thursday, September 16, 2010

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