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Italian dance company to perform "FireFly" in April

     Evolution Dance Theater from Italy will stage two performances of its latest work, "FireFly", in April.

     "FireFly" blends dance, acrobatics, physical theatre, video art and technology into a visual feast promising movement, magic and illusion. The performance involves a variety of strange creatures that, unfettered by the laws of physics, travel through space, melting into and breaking away from one another. A special black light technique enhances the excitement as figures mysteriously float, fly, bounce and disappear. The dance fuses the illusionary and the magical in a refreshing, engaging and memorable performance that continually excites the audience, appealing to young and old alike.

     Established by American choreographer Anthony Heinl in 2008, Evolution Dance Theater creates shows that combine imaginative athleticism with charming visual effects. The strength of the company lies in an artistic vocabulary that is not limited to dance but extends to video art, illusion, lighting and special live effects.

     Anthony Heinl was educated and trained in chemical sciences and technology. This diverse background has enabled him to experiment with a range of materials to create the so-called "Hollywood effect" on stage.  The stage magic also comes from the latest black light theatre technology.

     "FireFly" is one of the Miracle Fun programmes presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. It will be held at 8pm on April 5 and 6 (Friday and Saturday) at the Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre. Tickets priced at $120, $180 and $240 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 Miracle Fun booking package. A post-performance talk (conducted in English) will be held after the first show and attendance is welcome.

     Other programmes in the Miracle Fun series include "Hairy the Little Macaque" by Fantasy Puppet Theatre, "The Happy Prince" by La Baldufa (Spain), "Monster Family" by Jumbo Kids Theatre and "U900 Ukulele Live in Hong Kong 2013" (Japan).

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/f_entertainment/program_140.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.

Ends/Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Issued at HKT 11:01


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