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2013
May
Extra shows of four International Arts Carnival programmes
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     Additional performances of four stage programmes at the International Arts Carnival have been scheduled in response to overwhelming public demand. They are the opening programme "Architecture in Motion", "Legend of the Ocean: La La & the Litter Castle", "BabyO" and "Da Capo!-Quasi Concert". Tickets will be available from tomorrow (May 31) onwards at URBTIX.

     Details of the additional performances are as follows:

1. "Architecture in Motion"
    Date and time: July 7 (Sunday), 7.30pm
    Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
    Prices: $380, $300, $220, $140

2. "Legend of the Ocean: La La & the Litter Castle"
    Date and time: July 21 (Sunday), 11.30am
    Venue: Kwai Tsing Theatre Black Box Theatre
    Price: $160 (free seating)
    Remarks: The show will be conducted in Cantonese. The additional performance is presented by Theatre Ronin, with venue and ticketing services sponsored by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD).

3. "BabyO"
    Dates and time: July 30 (Tuesday) and August 1(Thursday), 5pm
    Venue: Hong Kong City Hall Exhibition Hall
    Prices: $220 (adults), $110 (babies)

4. "Da Capo!-Quasi Concert"
    Date and time: August 1 (Thursday), 7.30pm
    Venue: Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre
    Prices: $200, $160, $120
    Remarks: The show will have limited English dialogue.

     The Diavolo Dance Theater (United States) is making its Hong Kong debut at this year's International Arts Carnival, with the acrobatic dance performance "Architecture in Motion". The Carnival's opening programme, this stunning work reveals seamless teamwork through dynamic dance on gigantic structures. With a variety of enormous props and mechanisms, the show is a brilliant blend of gymnastics, acrobatics and dynamic choreography, challenging the physical limits of the body - great spectacle for people of all ages.

     Produced by Theatre Ronin, "Legend of the Ocean: La La & the Litter Castle" incorporates original videos and music, special sound effects and puppetry into a delightful environmental theatre performance that explores today's materialistic lifestyle and its impact on children. The performance will be conducted in Cantonese.

     Performed by the Scottish Opera (United Kingdom), the interactive music-theatre production "BabyO" is tailor-made for babies between 6 and 18 months. The classically trained singers form a choir of buzzing bees, quacking ducks, croaking frogs and splashing fish. Using gentle vocals and imaginative props, they guide infants and parents through a magical garden full of colour and baby-friendly sounds.

     The Konk Brothers from Italy and Norway will perform the slapstick comedy "Da Capo!-Quasi Concert". One day, the pair discover two violins and decide to disguise themselves as maestros. Integrating physical comedy and acrobatics in a madcap world, this hilarious clown pantomime is both light-hearted and fun-filled.

     Tickets for these additional performances will be available from tomorrow at URBTIX. Half-price tickets are available for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and their minders, and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. Booking discounts of up to 20 per cent are available for full-price performing arts and film programmes.

     The International Arts Carnival, organised by the LCSD, is one of the events under the "Vibrant Hong Kong" theme of the "Hong Kong: Our Home" Campaign. Programme brochures are available at URBTIX outlets or at the Carnival website www.hkiac.gov.hk .

     For programme enquiries, please call 2370 1044. Internet bookings can be made at www.urbtix.hk . Telephone credit card bookings can be made on 2111 5999.

Ends/Thursday, May 30, 2013
Issued at HKT 12:01

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"Architecture in Motion".

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"Legend of the Ocean: La La & the Litter Castle".

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"BabyO".

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"Da Capo!-Quasi Concert".
  

 

 

 

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