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May
Dance shows reveal Korean dynastic splendours
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The National Dance Company of Korea's latest work "Millennium Road Korean Fantasy", coming to Hong Kong next month (June), is a superb production of a highly technical and professional performance that represents the essence of Korean performing arts and the collaborative efforts of leading choreographers.

With beauties and swordsmen, drums and swirling sleeves, in court dance, sword dance, hourglass drum dance, religious dance, and many more, the production mixes quiet and intrinsic Korean beauty with dynamic masculinity in different settings, ranging from exquisite castle life to eccentric and capricious street performances.

The National Dance Company of Korea was established in 1962 with the aim of cultivating traditional and folk dances and introducing creative theatrical dance. It has played a pivotal role as the leading professional dance troupe in Korea and helped to introduce the aesthetics of Korean dance to the world. It has participated in numerous international occasions, including the 1968 Mexico Olympics, 1972 Munich Olympics, 1984 LA Olympics, 1992 Barcelona Olympics, and 2002 World Cup in Korea.

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, "Millennium Road Korean Fantasy" by the National Dance Company of Korea will be staged at 8pm on June 13 and 14 (Friday and Saturday) at the Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall; and 8pm on June 15 (Sunday) at the Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall. Tickets priced from $100 to $220 are now available at all URBTIX outlets. Half-price concessions will be granted to senior citizens aged 60 or above, 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 package purchase discount, please refer to the programme leaflet for details.

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.

Ends/Friday, May 9, 2008
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