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2011
November
Top Chinese troupe to present thrilling acrobatics show
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     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department has invited the Guangzhou Acrobatic Troupe of China to demonstrate its extraordinary, vigorous and creative acrobatics skills in a show entitled "Heroic Boys" in December.

     The troupe will entertain the audience with award-winning programmes including "Scaling Heights - Soft-Wire Walking" and "Fantasy - A Mass Performance of Ball Juggling by Female Acrobats". Other marvellous stunts will include "Flowers in Bloom - Contortions", "Flying - Male Aerial Act", "The Playful Boys - Juggling People with the Feet", "Flexing Muscles - Male Duo", "An Adventure into Dreamland - A Mass Performance of Balancing Bowls on the Head", "Masquerade - Pole Trampolining", "Angels' Wings - Aerial Gymnastics for Female Pas de Deux", "At the Crossroad - Comic Acrobatics", "On Cloud Nine - Aerial Dance" and "Wecker Signa - Monocycles".

     The Guangzhou Acrobatic Troupe of China was founded in 1959. Over the years, the troupe has upheld the tradition of Chinese acrobatics and at the same time developed a hallmark style that is exemplary of the modern performing arts of the Mainland's southern Guangdong, by assimilating modern dance, artistic gymnastics and drama into their acts. The troupe is a dynamic, modern acrobatics company of considerable scale. Over the years, the troupe's repertoire has won more than 100 national and international awards. The more recent spectaculars that have won popular acclaim at home and abroad include "Journey to the West", "Modern Dreams - Ghost Stories from a Chinese Studio", "Glory of the Forbidden City", "The Five Elements" and "Canton Beat". The troupe has won acclaim with the touring spectaculars in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, Latin America and Oceania.

     Audiences aged 3 or above are welcome, and details of the programme are as follows:

December 24 (Saturday), 7.30pm
Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall

December 25 (Sunday), 7.30pm
Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall

December 26 (Monday), 7.30pm
December 27 (Tuesday), 3pm
Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre

     "Heroic Boys" by Guangzhou Acrobatic Troupe of China is one of the attractions of the "Cheers!" series. Tickets priced from $100 to $220 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). A maximum discount of 20 per cent is offered for the "Cheers!" series and group booking. Please refer to the booklets or programme leaflets for details.

     For programme enquiries, call 2268 7323; for ticketing enquiries, call 2734 9009. For credit card telephone bookings, call 2111 5999; for Internet bookings, visit www.urbtix.hk. For more information, visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/multi_arts/00000308.html .

     Other programmes in the "Cheers!" series include "Fruit Story" by Fantasy Puppet Theatre; the puppet ballet "The Little Mermaid" by Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu Puppet Troupe of China; "An Evening of Ballet Music" by the Hong Kong Symphony Orchestra; "A Concert of Popular Chinese Music" by the Hong Kong City Chinese Orchestra; "The Snowman & The Bear" by the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong; "The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer" by Weeping Spoon Productions (Australia); "A Fantastic Journey @ X'mas" by Jumbo Kids Theatre; HKOS 2011 X'mas Concert: "A Thankful Christmas"; Red Star Red Army Chorus (Russia); "ONIONOISE" by the Vegetable Orchestra (Austria); and "The Little Snowman & Sunflower II" by Make Friends With Puppet. Please check the booklet and individual programme leaflets for details.

     Also being held is "Family Workshop", for audiences aged 6 or above. Details are as follows:

December 27 (Tuesday)
11.30am
Function Room, Yuen Long Theatre
Ticket price: $50 (Standard price ticket. Each ticket admits one person only.)

Ends/Thursday, November 24, 2011
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