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Local company to mix dance and martial arts
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Hong Kong-based Miranda Chin Dance Company will give a crossover performance in its forthcoming production, "Chinese Martial Arts Dance Series: Episode IV".

The shows, featuring Beethoven's "Symphony No 9" with dance movements, will take place at the Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall, 8pm on November 5 and 6 (Friday and Saturday).

The production is a mix of the continuous actions of Tai Chi boxing, the quick and forceful Tai Chi staff and the spiral force of Chen-style Tai Chi, all of which interact wonderfully with the musical movements.

Featuring dance, Chinese martial arts, music and visual arts, the company has staged the acclaimed series since 2001. In this episode, it highlights Beethoven's spirit of struggle against destiny in the face of adversity, his efforts to get over personal distress and determination to sacrifice individual interest. Xu Yijie, a Tai Chi Chun gold medallist at the "Shandong Wushu Championship", will join the company for a multi-disciplinary performance.

The Miranda Chin Dance Company is dedicated to promoting modern Chinese dance. Its vitality lies in its creativity and the blend of Eastern and Western dance. Its modern dance style reflects the uniqueness of Hong Kong culture. Recent works include "Innovative Chinese Rhythms & Movements", "Calligraphy Fantasia" and "Four Seasons". The company has performed in various arts festivals in the Mainland, the United States, Britain, Singapore, Korea, the Philippines and Malaysia.

Tickets priced at $120 and $80 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.



For programme enquiries and details of the foyer demonstration - call 2268 7323 or visit http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp . Ticketing enquiries and reservations can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked online at http://www.urbtix.hk .

Ends/Wednesday, October 13, 2004
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