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Zunyi Acrobatic Troupe from Guizhou Province to perform daunting acrobatics in December
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     The Zunyi Acrobatic Troupe of Guizhou Province will perform in Hong Kong in December. Along with music, dance and special lighting effects, this highly talented troupe will entertain the audience with their award-winning and daunting acrobatics including "Stacked Chairs", "Flickering Candlelight", "Dribbling", "Hoop Jumping on a Table", "Aerial Ballet on Shoulders" and "Jumpboard Juggling with Feet". The performance offers a showcase of traditional acrobatic skills and innovative visual effects.

     One of the acts in "Stacked Chairs" is listed in the Guinness World Records and achieved a Gold Lion Award at the 4th All China Youth and Junior Acrobatics Competition. The troupe also won the Fangcao Cup Gold Award for Junior Section at the 5th Wuhan International Acrobatics Art Festival of China.  Another act, "Flickering Candlelight" took the Gold Lion Award at the 4th All China Youth and Junior Acrobatics Grand Prix and won the Honorary Medal at the Budapest International Circus Competition, Hungary. "Balancing Act", "Hat Trick" and "Contortion" won the Gold Award at the 4th Chinese Acrobatics Competition, the Gold Lion Award at the 3rd All China Junior Acrobatics Grand Prix and the Silver Award at the Youth and Junior Acrobatics Grand Prix of China's Southwest Region respectively.

     The Zunyi Acrobatic Troupe of Guizhou Province was founded in 1958. Since then it has performed in many countries and regions in Asia, Europe and the Americas, and won over a hundred medals and awards in acrobatic competitions in Mainland China and in the international arena. Its young members in particular have won many major awards in youth competitions. "Dreamscape", a spectacular acrobatic song and dance show, was listed in the Top Ten Outstanding Stage Arts Projects of China in 2003.

     Details are as follows:

December 26 (Thursday), 7.30pm
Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall
Ticket price: $220, $180, $150, $120

December 27 (Friday), 7.30pm
Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall
Ticket price: $250, $220, $180, $120

December 28 (Saturday), 7.30pm
December 29 (Sunday), 3pm
Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
Ticket price: $220, $160, $120

     "The Zunyi Acrobatic Troupe of Guizhou Province" is one of the attractions of the "Cheers!" series presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Tickets are now available at all URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by credit card telephone bookings. 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 "Cheers!" series and group booking. Please refer to the programme brochure and leaflets for details.

     Audiences aged 3 and above are welcome. For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323 (LCSD) or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/ce/CulturalService/Programme/en/f_entertainment/program_355.html. For ticketing enquiries, call 2734 9009; for credit card telephone booking, call 2111 5999. Internet bookings are available at www.urbtix.hk.

     Other "Cheers!" series programmes include "Town Musicians" by Jumbo Kids Theatre; "Hayley Westenra" with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong; The Little Singers of Paris (France); "What time is it, Uncle Fox?" by the Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education; "MoMo's Fancy Dress" by Make Friends With Puppet;  Hong Kong Oratorio Society Christmas Concert – "Christmas Fantasia"; "Mark Nizer 3D - A New Dimension in Entertainment" (USA); "Sleeping Horses Lie" by Terrapin Puppet Theatre (Australia) and "ECHOA" by Arcosm Company (France).

     In addition to the programmes above, four workshops suitable for the whole family are the "Crazy Farm Puppet DIY Workshop" by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education; "Juggling Revealed Workshop" by Mark Nizer (USA); "Puppetry in Everyday Objects Workshop" by Terrapin Puppet Theatre (Australia) and "Body Percussion and Dance Workshop" by Arcosm Company (France). Please refer to the "Cheers!" series booklet or programme leaflet for details.

Ends/Thursday, November 7, 2013
Issued at HKT 14:30

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