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2012
February
Canadian circus group to make HK debut in April
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     One of the most famous circus companies in the world, the Canadian troupe Les 7 Doigts de la Main (The 7 Fingers), will be in town for the first time in April to perform its stunning acrobatic show "PSY".

     "PSY" is a circus performance about the murky underworld of the human psyche, travelling through various characters' dreams, visions and memories. The show's acrobatic acts include juggling and use of the Chinese pole, the German wheel, aerial ropes and a teeterboard, blending well with avant-garde dance, physical comedy, projections and music.

     "PSY" has been well received around the globe. The US newspaper the Boston Globe, in its review of the show, referred to "a sheer joy in movement and in exploring the limits of human possibility", and called the performance "a transfixing circus spectacle that boggles both mind and eye while also relocating your heart to your throat once in a while". L'Humanité in France noted the show's "virtuosity, sensuality and humour" in its review.

     Les 7 Doigts de la Main was founded in Montreal, Canada, in 2002 by seven seasoned circus performers who, by combining their distinct talents and experiences, work toward common artistic goals in creating circus shows with the beautifully awkward dexterity of a seven-fingered hand. The company has toured extensively around the world and has been met with critical acclaim. Drawing on its dynamic energy, the company will continue to apply its unique brand of hands-on creativity to all its ventures.

     "PSY" is one of the programmes in the Family Fun series presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. The programme contains English dialogue with Chinese surtitles and will be held at 8pm on April 12 and 13 (Thursday and Friday) at the Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall, and at 4pm on April 15 (Sunday) at the Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall. Tickets ranging from $100 to $320 are now available at 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 Family Fun series and group booking packages.

     For enquiries regarding the programme and the workshop, please call 2268 7323 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/multi_arts/0000037f.html. Ticketing enquiries can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked online at www.urbtix.hk.

     Other programmes in the Family Fun series are "The Firebird" by the International Purves Puppets (UK) and "Aladdin and Hänsel and Gretel" by Marionettentheater Schloss Schönbrunn (Austria).

Ends/Monday, February 27, 2012
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