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Dance theatre tells story of children in adversity

Renowned modern dance group DanceArt Hong Kong will perform a multi-media dance theatre "Children's Prayers" at the Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre in May.

Comprising dance, drama, music, painting, literature and installation, "Children's Prayers" is a story about children suffering in hunger, poverty, war, disease and death from different parts of the world. The performances will be held at 8pm on May 14 and 15 (Friday and Saturday) and 3pm on May 16 (Sunday).

A group of leading local artists from different arts field will express their thoughts and concerns about the children, their hopes and our future. They are choreographer Andy Wong and guest dancer Eriko Ochiai (both winners of Hong Kong Dance Awards this year), director Terence Chang, guest dancers Taiju Matsumoto and Keat Lim, dancers May Au, Chow Wai, Yvette Huang, Francis Leung and Liz Tsui, installation artist Ewing Chan, writer Dung Kai Cheung, painter Clementine, composer Ulysses Chuang, vocal performer Priscilla Leung, lighting designer Alice Kwong and costumes designer Suzy Cheung.

A prominent professional modern dance company in Hong Kong, DanceArt Hong Kong was formed in 1993 by a group of graduates from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Their artistic mission is to express concerns about social issues and minority groups through dance works and activities and encourage collaboration between dance and other art forms employing multi-media contemporary art presentations.

Tickets at $130 and $90 are available at URBTIX outlets. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. A 10% discount applies to Friends of LCSD performing venues. There will also be group booking discounts: 10% for four to nine tickets, 15% for 10 to 19 tickets and 20% for 20 tickets or more.

A post-performance meet-the-artists session will be held after the premiere on May 14 (Friday).

For programme enquiries, call 2268 7323 or visit . Ticketing enquiries and reservations can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked through .

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