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June
"Dreamscape - the Secret Garden of Guizhou" kicks off international arts carnival
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An award-winning extravaganza "Dreamscape - the Secret Garden of Guizhou" featuring spectacular acrobatic acts and an hilarious "Summer Fun Party" will be staged at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium on July 14 and 15, opening the summer arts festival "International Arts Carnival" presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

"Dreamscape", the only acrobatic programme listed in the Top 10 Outstanding Stage Arts Projects in China 2002/03 is produced by the Zunyi Acrobatic Troupe and Guizhou Provincial Song and Dance Ensemble. The China Culture Post praised it as "the best of its genre in the past decade".

The troupers recount some of the magical ancient tales of Nature, bringing the audiences to a journey of discovery of the beauty of nature through 25 award-winning acrobatic acts and dances. They sing and they somersault. They flip and they skip.

Assisted by creative costumes and stage props, the fun-loving troupers travel back in time and transform themselves into fire gods, flower fairies, goddesses of moon and stars as well as baby dragons. The amazing performance brings together the best of traditional Chinese and modern Western acrobatic movements and choreography.

A special treat "Summer Fun Party" with a variety of sports, arts, and entertainment will be held before the show. Starting from 4.30pm on July 14 and 2pm on July 15, the party will last until 7.30pm. Programmes include story corner, magic college, crazy bouncer, face painting, summer parade and marching band show, etc. Admission is free.

"Dreamscape - the Secret Garden of Guizhou" will be staged at 8pm on July 14 and 3pm and 8pm on July 15 at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium Arena. Tickets priced from $80 to $280 are available at all URBTIX outlets.

Half-price tickets are offered to full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Recipients. Package discounts of up to 15% are available for performing arts programmes/films.

Telephone reservations can be made on 2734 9009. For credit card telephone bookings, call 2111 5999. Internet bookings can be made at http://www.urbtix.gov.hk .

Programme details can be found in the programme guide obtainable at URBTIX outlets or at http://www.hkiac.gov.hk .

For enquiries on "Dreamscape", call 2370 1044 whereas enquiries on "Summer Fun Party", call 2591 1340.

Ends/Friday, June 18, 2004
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