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Y-Space shows the initial power of breathing

Y-Space will next month (July) present "Air and Breath II - Phenomenon" to explore how "breathing" relates to life through dance.

"Air and Breath II - Phenomenon" is a continuation and development of "Air and Breath" which toured Norway, Germany and Beijing. Starting with the body, Y-Space rediscovers the relationship between life and breathing and explores the role of breathing in Chinese traditional arts.

Y-Space was founded by Victor Ma Choi-wo and Mandy Yim Ming-yin in 1995. It aims to explore the various possibilities of performing arts through dance performances, and to try out new languages and directions in their creations. Its works incorporate various creative media, such as improvisation, dance theatre, site-specific performance, pure dance and dance video. The company has been invited to perform in many arts festivals. It also toured the United States, Germany, South Korea, Norway and other countries and regions. Past productions include "Improvisation Land" series, "Invisible Contact", "None of your Business 05" and "Dance ‘In’ Possible" series.

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), the programme will be staged at 8pm on July 27 and 28 (Friday and Saturday); and 3pm on July 29 (Sunday) at Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre. Ticket prices are $100 and 160, now available at URBTIX outlets. Senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients may have 50% off (limited tickets for students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis). A 10% discount applies to Friends of LCSD performing venues. Group booking discounts are available: 10% for four to nine tickets, 15% for 10 to 19 tickets, 20% for 20 tickets or more.

For programme enquiries, call 2268 7323; for ticketing enquiries and reservations, call 2734 9009; for credit card telephone bookings, call 2111 5999; for Internet bookings, visit ; for more information, visit .

A post-performance meet-the-artists session will be held on July 27 (Friday). Audiences are welcome to join. Admission is free for performance ticket holders.

A free demonstration talk (in Cantonese) will be held by Victor Ma and Mandy Yim at 7.30pm on July 10 (Tuesday) at AC1, 4/F, Administration Building, Hong Kong Culture Centre. Limited seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ends/Wednesday, June 27, 2007

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