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Cantonese opera demonstration and finale performance in August

     The locally based Dawn Radiance Opera Troupe will stage two performances in August to tie in with their Cantonese opera summer camp. Camp participants will also have an opportunity to perform on stage.

     Featuring professional young artists led by the troupe's artistic director, Yuen Siu-fai, the performances will take place at 7.30pm at the Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, where the troupe will perform the well known comedy "A Warring Couple" on August 10 (Friday). The comedy incorporates traditional paichang routines, martial arts, witty exchanges and love affairs and has been well-received by audiences.

     During the first half of the performance on August 11 (Saturday), the summer camp participants will give a finale performance including singing, flag-wielding, fighting with weapons, flicking of the long sleeves, stylised movements and postures. The troupe will then perform "Hitting the Noodle Crock".

     In addition to acclaimed Cantonese opera maestro Yuen Siu-fai, other young artists include Miu Dan-ching, Tsui Yue-ming, Ma Cheuk-lun, Kwok Chun-sing, Leung Wai-hong, Cheung Kit-har and Lai Yiu-wei.

     "Cantonese Opera Summer Camp – Demonstration and Finale Performance" by the Dawn Radiance Cantonese Opera Troupe is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Tickets priced at $90 are now available at URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by telephone credit card 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.).

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7325 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/chinese_opera/000003e5.html. Ticketing enquiries can be made on 2734 9009 and telephone credit card bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked online at www.urbtix.hk.

Ends/Thursday, July 5, 2012

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