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May
Dancers to show the beauty of China ethnic groups
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A dance gala showcasing the beauty of various Chinese ethnic groups united as one harmonious family, will be presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

"Celebration in Motion - A Chinese Folk Dance Gala" by the Elite Dance Company of China will be staged next month (June).

The Elite Dance Company of China was formed by Zhang Jigang specially for the dance showcase of Celebration in Motion - A Chinese Folk Dance Gala includes Tibetan, Mongolian, Korean, Miao and Han nationalities. Its 100-strong members consist of 5 Class One Dancers from the Song and Dance Troupe of the Chinese People's Liberation Army General Political Department and best performers of The Jilin Municipal Song and Dance Troupe.

Artistic Director Zhang Jigang is the former director of the Song and Dance Troupe of the Chinese People's Liberation Army General Political Department, a National Class One Director. He is the Deputy Director of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. His productions have been seen in more than 60 countries and regions, and have won the highest accolades in international competitions. Zhang is a highly esteemed and an influential figure in the dance circles of China.

Principal dancers include National Class One Performers and members of Song and Dance Troupe of the Chinese People's Liberation Army General Political Department like Qiu Hui, Wang Xiaoyan, Gu Liangliang, Tang Liwei and Chai Mingming.

Programme details are as follows:

June 21 (Thursday)
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

June 22 (Friday)
Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall

June 23 (Saturday)
Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall

The shows will be staged at 7.30pm. Tickets from $100 to $280 are now available at all URBTIX outlets. Half-price concessions will be granted to senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients (Limited tickets for Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients are available on a first-come, first-served basis).

For programme enquiries, call 2268 7323; for ticketing enquiries and reservations call 2734 9009. Internet bookings are available at http://www.urbtix.hk . For credit card telephone bookings, call 2111 5999. Visit http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp for more information on the programme.

Box seats and lounge packages available for sale for the performance. Please call 2268 7220 for details.

Ends/Tuesday, May 8, 2007
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