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Extraordinary multimedia theatre experience from Argentina to feature sand drawing and shadow puppetry

     Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department's Boundless Multi-media Series, "Bambolenat" by Sombras de Arena from Argentina will be staged in September to deliver an extraordinary theatre experience combining sand drawing, live music, shadow puppetry and acting.

     The production tells the story of a man's birth and his encounters with the world. He starts his journey by travelling through different places and finds himself in diverse situations. And when he meets a goddess, a different quest begins. The programme was awarded the Best Music, Shadow Puppets & Sand Drawing - Theatre of the World Award 2009 by the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina.

     Sombras de Arena's group of artists from different disciplines formed a team of creators in 2007, and after a lengthy period of working with various objects, creating different images and providing many ideas, "Bambolenat" was eventually born. The show is an experience that has been described as a "live movie". The work premiered in 2008 and has been represented in different venues and festivals in cities across Argentina up to today.

     "Bambolenat" by Sombras de Arena from Argentina will be staged at 8pm on September 21 and 22 (Friday and Saturday) at the Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre. Tickets priced at $200 and $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 are available on a first-come, first-served basis). A group booking discount scheme is also available; please refer to the programme leaflet for details.

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323; for ticketing enquiries, please call 2734 9009. For credit card telephone bookings, please call 2111 5999. Internet booking is available at For more information, visit .

     A "Story Creation Workshop" (to be conducted in English with Cantonese interpretation) by Sombras de Arena will be held at 3.30pm on September 22 (Saturday) at the Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre. The arts group will share its experience of producing its works and invite participants to create and perform a short story. Tickets priced at $50 are also available at all URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by credit card telephone booking. No discount is applicable to the workshop.

     A post-performance talk (to be conducted in English) will be held after the performance on September 21. Patrons are welcome to join with free admission.

Ends/Friday, August 10, 2012

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