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Romafest Gypsy Dance Theatre of Romania to showcase exuberant charm of Gypsy culture
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     Romafest Gypsy Dance Theatre of Romania, recognised as one of Europe's most outstanding ethnic dance troupes, will perform in Hong Kong in November. The company's remarkable programme, "Romafest - A Gypsy Song and Dance Fiesta", will showcase the exuberant charm of Gypsy culture through improvised collaboration among musicians and dancers.

     The dance group's talented young artists and established stars rejoice in the collective Gypsy lifestyle and re-energise the tradition of integrating life and art passed down through the generations.

     In the show, Gypsies leave their caravans, gather around a bonfire and start to play music and sing. "Gelem, gelem", an anthem encapsulating the Gypsy spirit, provides the stirring opening before scintillating rapid-fire routines unfold, with solo dancers dressed in dazzling costumes competing to display their incredible skills and dexterity. With the festive atmosphere rising ever upwards in intensity, both musicians and dancers call upon their wonderful improvisational gifts to share the romance and mystery of Gypsy culture.

     Hailing from the Transylvania region of central Romania, Romafest Gypsy Dance Theatre of Romania was formed in 1999. Since then, the company has attracted leading dancers and musicians from around Eastern Europe, including members of the world-famous Cirque du Soleil, while its delightful performances have enthralled audiences across Europe and Asia, creating a sensation wherever the group appears.

     "Romafest - A Gypsy Song and Dance Fiesta" by Romafest Gypsy Dance Theatre of Romania is one of the programmes of "World Cultures Festival 2013 - Lasting Legacies of Eastern Europe" presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. The programme details are as follows:

Date and time: November 9, 8pm
Venue: Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium
Price: $140, $200, $260, $320

Date and time: November 10, 3pm
Venue: Tsuen Wan Town Hall Auditorium
Price: $120, $180, $240, $280

     Tickets are available at URBTIX. Half-price tickets are available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 and above, people with disabilities and their minders, and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. Other booking discounts of up to 20 per cent are available.

     Programme brochures are available at URBTIX outlets or at the festival website www.worldfestival.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/Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Issued at HKT 15:41

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Romafest Gypsy Dance Theatre of Romania is recognised as one of Europe's most outstanding ethnic dance troupes.

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The company's remarkable programme, "Romafest - A Gypsy Song and Dance Fiesta", will be staged in Hong Kong in November.

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The musicians and dancers call upon their wonderful improvisational gifts to share the romance and mystery of Gypsy culture.

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The company's delightful performances have enthralled audiences across Europe and Asia, creating a sensation wherever the group appears.

 

 

 
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