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2010
November
Clown and circus theatre to be staged in Hong Kong
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     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department's "Cheers!" series presents "Non Stop" by La Pipetuá (Argentina) - a very funny and highly imaginative clown and circus theatre.

     Non Stop has won numerous awards around the world, including Argentina's ACE Award for Best Children's Show in 2006, 2007 and 2009; and Buenos Aires University's Teatro del Mundo Prize - including Best Children's Show, Best Choreography and Best Design of Objects and Mechanisms, in 2006.

     Motivated by studying circus techniques, including theatrical clowning and physical comedy, culinary "arts" and creativity with "non-traditional" objects, La Pipetuá was founded in 2001. They have since toured worldwide, taking in Singapore, Malaysia, Argentina, Mexico, America and Hong Kong.

     Non Stop is a quartet of great fun, featuring Vittorio, Wilbur, Marito and Varreto. Together these four characters are on a global tour, along with baggage-loads of curious gadgets, mechanisms, objects, bouncing platforms, instruments and costumes.

     The characters in Non Stop include an eccentric inventor, a pilot, a Russian musician, a crazy maths teacher and three alien creatures. They perform scene after scene of exciting action, such as juggling with special light effects, lively folk music, high-stepping polka dances, musical comedies and more elegant music - as in a formal concert. Each show has a bit of everything, but they are never the same because of the weird instruments they use and their continual improvisation.

     Each destination on the group's tour is a new challenge for La Pipetuá. For their performances in Hong Kong, they invite you to bring the whole family so as to share the fun, the excitement of circus, and Non Stop action!

     Details of Non Stop's performances are as follows:

December 17 (Friday) 7.30pm
Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre

December 18 (Saturday) 7.30pm
Auditorium, North District Town Hall

December 19 (Sunday) 7.30pm
Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre

     Tickets priced from $120 to $180 are now available at all URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by credit card telephone booking. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. Further details of "Cheers!" series discount schemes are available in the programme leaflet.

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323, or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp . For ticketing enquiries, please call 2734 9009. For credit card telephone bookings, please call 2111 5999. For Internet bookings, please visit www.urbtix.hk .

Ends/Wednesday, November 3, 2010
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