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Programme change for Cloud Gate Dance Theatre show

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, led by internationally acclaimed choreographer Lin Hwai-min, will stage excerpts from three decades of masterpieces plus a new production, "White", at the Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre later this month (April).

Because of an injury to one of the main dancers, the excerpt from "Nine Songs" will be replaced by "Song of Cigarettes and Wine" (from "My Nostalgia, My Songs"). The work is a full-length piece depicting the dreams and frustrations of young people from a rural background experiencing the trials and tribulations of life in the city. This excerpt features a popular Taiwanese song from the early 50's that had been forgotten until it gained popularity again after its inclusion in this production.

Featuring "Song of Cigarettes and Wine"; "The Tale of the White Serpent" and excerpts from "The Dream of the Red Chamber"; "Moon Water" and "Legacy", the performance will be held at 8.15pm on Wednesday and Thursday, April 25 and 26.

On April 28 and 29 (Saturday and Sunday) at 8.15pm, Cloud Gate will perform "White", an abstract dance of pure aesthetics exploring the variations of the colour. Simple set installation and dancers in minimalist shades of white journey feature throughout this poetic trilogy: the first chapter whispers fog into the dreamscape; second chapter continues the transcendence with light shedding into darkness and ends with a metallic revelation of boundlessness.

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, limited number of tickets priced at $380, $300, $200 and $120 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 (limited tickets for students and CSSA recipients on a first-come, first-served basis). There will be a maximum of 20% off for various booking schemes. Please refer to the programme leaflets for details.

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 online at .

Ends/Tuesday, April 10, 2007

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