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International dancers to perform Ivanhoe Lam's "27"

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department's New Force in Motion Series presents Dance Theatre "27" by Ivanhoe Lam in November, an energetic programme featuring dance artists from Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Croatia and Sweden. Welcome to the world of the absurd!

     With concept development and choreography by Ivanhoe Lam, this production is an extension of his 27 scenes of awkwardness from the ITs Festival in Amsterdam and Hong Kong International Dance Symposium 2010.

     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?

     A strong team includes concept development and choreography by Ivanhoe Lam; concept development and composition by Laurens van der Wee; soap art by Evelien van Zonneveld; and video design by Koala Yip and James Kong work. Performers include Tanne Udden, Angela Herenda, Guillermo Blinker, Cherry Leung and Kenneth Sze.

     Dance Theatre "27" by Ivanhoe Lam will be staged at 8pm, on November 25 and 26 (Friday and Saturday); and at 4pm, on November 26 and 27 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre. Tickets priced at $160 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 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

     There is a post-performance meet-the-artist session to be held on November 25. Admission is free. Patrons are welcome to stay and join.

Ends/Tuesday, October 4, 2011


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