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Master illusionist reveals inner world of humanity

Veteran master of theatrical visual illusions Philippe Genty will bring his latest masterpiece of visual theatre "La Fin des Terres (Lands End)" to Hong Kong next month.

"La Fin des Terres (Lands End)" is about a meeting between two people and its imaginary resonance in the landscape of dreams. It conjures up a number of enigmatic characters, sometimes real, sometimes projected, who will reveal secret emotions and hidden personal histories. The programme contains scenes of an adult nature.

Genty creates fantastic images from tricks of perspective, distortion, movement and puppets to present a kaleidoscopic dream fantasy.

"The Independent" commented, "Genty can be arch or knowing, but he does create distinctive images". "Paris Capitale" reviewed: "to miss a new work by Philippe Genty is to miss out … pure poetry, life-saving grace, and delight for both the eyes and the heart."

Compagnie Philippe Genty uses magic and illusion to force a breach in the rational where absurd, derisive, cruel images fit into a method of association without narrative logic, as in a dream. The company won the Critics' Prize at the Edinburgh Festival for dance.

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, "La Fin des Terres (Land End)" by Compagnie Philippe Genty (France) will be staged on December 29 and 30 (Saturday and Sunday) at 7.30pm; and on December 30 at 3pm at the Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre. Tickets priced at $120, $180 and $240, are now available at URBTIX outlets, while senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients may have 50% off (limited quotas for students and CSSA recipients on a first-come, first-served basis). A 10% discount applies to Friends of LCSD performing venues. Group booking discounts are available, please check the programme leaflet for details.

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 .

Ends/Friday, November 16, 2007
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