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2013
November
"ECHOA" by Arcosm Company to show the passion of percussion and dance
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     The Arcosm Company from France will combine percussion and dance in their performance of "ECHOA" next January. The show will offer the audience an experience in which they will "see" music with their eyes and "listen" to dance with their ears.  

     "ECHOA" aims at sharpening the musicality of dancing as well as underlining musical choreography. The four performers express themselves in uncommon ways, sharing common points and pushing against boundaries as they perform. Seven short scenes reveal the artists' unfamiliar journey and show their passion for performance.

     The Arcosm Company was established in 2001 and links up the different artistic disciplines of music, dance and singing. The artists are required not only to use their personal skills, but also to explore less familiar areas of artistic expression. These new ways of expression create breakthroughs in sensitivity and emotions in theatre, and in so doing achieve the company's objective. The group has given more than 800 performances of "ECHOA" around the world, enchanting audiences from France, Poland and Germany to Japan and South Korea.

     "ECHOA" is one of the attractions of the "Cheers!" series presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. It will be staged at 8pm on January 10 to 12 (Friday to Sunday) and at 3pm on January 12 (Sunday) at the Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Tickets priced at $250 and $180 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 under the age of 6 will not be admitted. For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323 (LCSD) or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/f_entertainment/program_359.html. For ticketing enquiries, call 2734 9009; for credit card telephone booking, call 2111 5999. Internet bookings are available at www.urbtix.hk.

     Post-performance talks will be held after each performance (to be conducted in English with Cantonese interpretation).

     Other "Cheers!" series programmes include "Town Musicians" by Jumbo Kids Theatre; "Hayley Westenra" by 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"; The Zunyi Acrobatic Troupe of Guizhou Province; "Mark Nizer 3D - A New Dimension in Entertainment" (US); and "Sleeping Horses Lie" by Terrapin Puppet Theatre (Australia).

Ends/Monday, November 25, 2013
Issued at HKT 10:00

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