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November
Award-winning Flamenco Dancing Stars will perform in Hong Kong
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Taking inspiration from the four elements of earth, water, air, and fire, four award-winning flamenco dancers from Spain, Carmen Cortes, Alejandro Granados, Rocio Molina, Carlos Rodriguez and their musicians are ready to take Hong Kong audiences on a journey from the passionate to the ethereal.

"Los 4 Elementos" (The Four Elements), presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department on December 18 and 19, brings the passionate fire of Cortes, the fluid dance of Molina, the earthy dance of Granados and the ethereal dance of Rodriguez.

The show will be featured in the Flamenco Festivals in New York, Miami, Boson and London from January to February, 2005.

Cortes, who received a Premio Max as best stage arts dancer for her production of "Yerma", will perform her part as "Fire" at the coming performance in Hong Kong.

Granados, soloist for the classical Ballet de Zaragoza and Ballet Espanol de Madrid, will perform "Earth". He participated in the Salzburg Festival for three seasons and has also worked in the National Ballet of Spain.

Molina who represents "Water" in the show, won the Best Female Dancer award at the 11th Certamen de Coreografia y de Danza Espanola y Flamenco in Madrid, and was the Best New Artist at the Flamenco Festival USA 2004 in the show Gala de Sevilla.

Rodriguez, winner of the most outstanding dancer award at the Certamen Nacional de Coreografia de Danza Espanola, will bring "Air" to Hong Kong.

"Los 4 Elementos" will be staged at 8pm on December 17 and 18 (Friday and Saturday) at the Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall. Tickets priced at $240, $160 and $100 are now available at all URBTIX outlets. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients, while Friends of LCSD performing venues receive a 10% discount.

For ticketing enquiries and reservations, call 2734 9009; for programme enquiries, call 2268 7323; for credit card telephone bookings, call 2111 5999; for Internet bookings, visit http://www.urbtix.hk. For more programme details, visit http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp .

Ends/Tuesday, November 9, 2004
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