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Local choreographers to energise the stage in October and November

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department's New Force in Motion Series will present two energetic dance programmes by local choreographers in October and November.

     In October, up-and-coming local choreographer and dancer Elaine Kwok will perform with dance artists Gabbie Chan, Cyrus Hui, Connie Lau and Sylvia Lee in her latest work "Solo". Kwok is a graduate of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, having majored in modern dance. Her recent choreographic works include "Of Mud and Dust", which she performed at the Hong Kong Arts Festival 2011, and "Melting Solitude", presented by Passoverdance in 2010.

     In November Ivanhoe Lam's Dance Theatre "27" will take to the stage, featuring artists from Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Croatia and Sweden. In this presentation, Lam's choreography is a theatre of the absurd, while his concept is all about perception. The world is ever-changing, re-interpreting itself every second to make life more exciting and alter everyone's understanding of the world around them. Even water is no longer simple - it has added ingredients. Meaning is projected in a bizarre fashion, meaning that even the most familiar objects become unrecognisable. Is what we see truly what it is?

     Details of the performances are as follows:

"Solo" by Elaine Kwok
October 28 and 29 (Friday and Saturday) 8pm
October 29 and 30 (Saturday and Sunday) 4pm
Black Box Theatre, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre
Ticket price: $160

Dance Theatre "27" by Ivanhoe Lam
November 25 and 26 (Friday and Saturday) 8pm
November 26 and 27 (Saturday and Sunday) 4pm
Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre
Ticket price: $160

     Tickets 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 and their minders, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. (Limited tickets for CSSA recipients are available on a first-come, first-served basis.) Please refer to programme leaflets for details of the group booking discount scheme.

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323, or visit . For ticketing enquiries, please call 2734 9009. For credit card telephone bookings, please call 2111 5999. For Internet bookings, please visit .

Ends/Friday, September 30, 2011


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