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2012
December
Y-Space to perform "Body, I.D., Space V - Body Battlefield"
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     The "Body, I.D., Space" Series is a work in progress that has been conducted by local dance group Y-Space over many years. Previous performances in the series were held in Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The coming fifth episode, "Body, I.D., Space V - Body Battlefield", will be staged at the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences in February, 2013.

     The production is a multimedia adventure with artists from different fields collaborating in an extraordinary environment. Exploring limb movements in the museum's heritage space and bringing together live music, dance, video projection and interactive media, six dancers - Victor Ma, Mandy Yim, Rainbow Lam, Ivy Tsui, Benny Fung and Christine He - will collaborate to engage in a body battlefield together with the audience.

     The body is a vehicle for the soul and a means to perpetuate life, but it has also become a battlefield. This innovative production will explore how mankind has treated bodies and lives. Some have created miracles to cure the body, while others have twisted other people's bodies in the name of tradition or for their own gain. And some have done a touching act to extend life, even if only by a minute or a second, while others have absolutely no respect for life, trampling all over lives and manipulating people for political gain.

     Founded in 1995 by dance artists Victor Ma and Mandy Yim, Y-Space aims at exploring the infinite possibilities through dance and searching for new dance languages and ways of performing.

     "Body, I.D., Space V - Body Battlefield" by Y-Space is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. It will be staged at 8pm from February 1 to 3, 2013 (Friday to Sunday) at the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences. Tickets priced at $200 are now available at all 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, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis). A group booking discount is also available. Please refer to the programme leaflet for details.

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323, or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/dance/program_117.html . For ticketing enquiries, please call 2734 9009. For telephone credit card bookings, please call 2111 5999. For Internet bookings, please visit www.urbtix.hk . The address of the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences is 2 Caine Lane, Mid-levels, Hong Kong; for venue enquiries, call 2549 5123.

     A meet-the-artists session, which the audience is welcome to join, will be held after the performance on February 1, 2013.

Ends/Friday, December 21, 2012
Issued at HKT 11:00

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