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September
A sensory attack by all-male cast of Sal Vanilla
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Get ready for a sensory attack that thrills you down to your nerve ends!

An all-male cast avant garde theatre group Sal Vanilla from Japan will create a milieu of surrealism in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre in October with its latest multi-media work "amplified", an interplay of futuristic images, surreal music and vibrant movements.

With their trademark white set, cutting-edge audio-visual effects and in-sync choreography, Sal Vanilla is the ultimate definition of minimalist cool.

"Amplified" is another unique work that depicts everyday urban life and desires. Combining precise, dynamic body movements and a ground-breaking theatrical space design with a perfect blend of the latest technologies in visual, sound, lighting and installation art, the show will bring audiences a nerve-challenging experience and is surely a strong appeal to the senses.

In addition to performing "amplified", Sal Vanilla will also conduct a workshop "Body as Media" on October 23 from 3pm to 4.30pm at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre. Admission is free.

Founded in 1994, Sal Vanilla, whose name means "zero" and "one" in Latin, have been experimenting with various multi-media art forms to break through the confines of theatrical space and explore the influences of modern technology on human communications. Renowned for their artistic edginess, the company has toured extensively in Japan and enjoyed great critical acclaim overseas including Germany, Australia, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan.

Multi-media performance "amplified" is one of the programmes of the "New Vision Arts Festival" organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. It will be staged at 8pm on October 22 and 23 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Studio Theatre.

Tickets priced at $100 and $150 are available at URBTIX outlets. Half-price tickets are available for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. Group booking discounts are up to 20% off.

Programme brochures are available at URBTIX outlets or at the website, http://www.newvisionfestival.gov.hk

For programme enquiries, call 2370 1044. Telephone reservations can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Internet bookings can be made at http://www.urbtix.hk

Ends/Tuesday, September 14, 2004
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