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2008
November
Thrilling acrobatics show by top Chinese troupe
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     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department has invited Tianjin Acrobatic Troupe of China to show its gymnastic, martial-arts and dance skills in “The World of Wondrous Acrobatics”.

     The troupe will excite audiences with a series of stunning acrobatics, including “Flying to the Moon – A Gymnastics Feat”, which is inspired by the successful launch of China’s manned spacecraft, Shenzhou V, “Rolling with Glasses – A Contortion Act”, “Water Meteors”, “Handstand Equilibristic” and “Juggling and Balancing Jars”. Other stunts include “Rolling with Glasses – A Contortion Act”, “Juggling Umbrellas with the Feet”, “Chinese Kung Fu”, “Tap Dance and Plate Spinning”, “Diabolo”, “Bowl Balancing”, “Bicycle Stunts”, “Hat Trick”, “Twirling Hoops”, “Juggling Balls with the Feet”,  “Acrobatic Ballet Duo – Young Dreams” and “A Martial Art Showcase”.

     Founded in 1948, Tianjin Acrobatic Troupe of China is a modern acrobatics company with youthful energy. The troupe is well known for its creativity in integrating acrobatic skills, dance, drama, gymnastics and martial-arts. It has won many prizes and toured about 40 countries and regions and entertained one million people.

The December performances will start at 7.30pm. Details are as follows:

December 26       Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre
(Friday)         

December 27       Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
(Saturday)       

December 28       Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall
(Sunday)         

     “The World of Wondrous Acrobatics” by Tianjin Acrobatic Troupe of China is one of the attractions of the “Cheers! Series”. Tickets priced ranging from $90 to $180 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 www.urbtix.hk; for more information, visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp.

     Other “Cheers! Series” programmes include: “Tino/ Am/ used” by Class 7A Drama Group, “Roby Lakatos and His Ensemble” (Hungary), “Steam Away” by Duggan Dance Company (Argentina), “My Circus Will” by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education, “Go! Go! Go! Mr. Y!!!” by Jumbo Kids Theatre, and “International WOW Magic Show on Earth” by Magic Tech. Please check the programme leaflet for details.

Ends/Monday, November 10, 2008
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