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Full steam ahead into a world of fantasy

  Duggan Dance Company from Argentina will in December take Hong Kong audiences on a fascinating toy train journey into a fantasy world accompanied by delightful music, dance and juggling.

  Created and directed by Teresa Duggan, the scenes from "Steam Away" take place in remote and magical railway stations. Duggan has chosen delightful musical pieces, such as excerpts from“Swan Lake”,“Carmen”, Mozart’s “21 concert”, Strauss’ waltzes and Japanese drums to accompany the characters during this beautiful, poetical journey.

  Guided by the goddess of the moon, the little train traverses invented cities and places that have been held back in time.

  “Imaginación Atrapada”, Argentina, commented:“A small train takes us through a world full of fantasy, that reminds us a little of ‘Chihiro’s Journey’. In each station we will be in contact with a new world where incredible things will happen…”Monica Berman, a theatre critic, said that ”the dancers seem to have wings on their feet, with bodies as flexible as plants, moving through the air as if their bodies produced no resistance… helping children get closer to that special world of dance and putting them in contact with music that is worth hearing and that is not heard in many places.” 

  The Duggan Dance Company was founded in 1985, and its members are dancers, actors and circus performers. Their works, using a combination of languages and resources, manipulate objects, space, lighting, humour and poetry to create fantastic and dream-like atmospheres that stimulate the audience’s imagination. With more than 30 creations of diverse styles, the company has performed in theatres and festivals in Argentina, Europe and Latin America.

  All performances will start at 8pm. Details are as follows:

December 11 (Thursday) Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
December 12 (Friday)   Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
December 13 (Saturday) Auditorium, North District Town Hall
December 14 (Sunday)   Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre

  Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, “Steam Away” by Duggan Dance Company is one of the attractions of the “Cheers! Series”. Tickets priced from $90 to $170 are now available at URBTIX outlets. Senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients are entitled to 50% off (limited quotas for CSSA recipients on a first-come, first-served basis). Special booking discounts are available; please check the programme leaflet for details.

  For programme enquiries, call 2268 7323; for ticketing enquiries and reservations, call 2734 9009; for credit card telephone bookings, call 2111 5999; for Internet bookings, visit; for more information, visit

  Other programmes in the “Cheers! Series”include: “Tino/ Am/ used” by Class 7A Drama Group, “Roby Lakatos and His Ensemble”, “My Circus Will” by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education, “Go! Go! Go! Mr. Y!!!” by Jumbo Kids Theatre, “International WOW Magic Show on Earth” by Magic Tech and “The World of Wondrous Acrobatics” by Tianjin Acrobatic Troupe of China. Please check the programme leaflet for details.

Ends/Monday, November 3, 2008


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