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District Cantonese Opera Parade now open for applications

     The District Cantonese Opera Parade 2012/13, organised and presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), is now open for applications.

     The Parade seeks to promote Cantonese Opera in the community by providing performance opportunities, performance venues, promotion assistance and subsidies for budding and locally registered non-profit making amateur Cantonese Opera troupes.

     Selected troupes will be able to perform at one of the following venues from the end of December 2012 to March 2013, on weekdays or weekends. The venues comprise Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, Yau Ma Tei Theatre, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Tuen Mun Town Hall and Yuen Long Theatre. A standardised subsidy will also be granted to cover the troupe's production expenses.

     Applications will be assessed on artistic merit, tutor's capabilities and experience, performance experience, organisational ability, concept and characteristics of the proposed play title, cast list and the troupe's overall past efforts in grooming budding performers and promoting Cantonese Opera by LCSD's advisory team.

     Application forms and Guidelines are available at Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong City Hall, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, Ko Shan Theatre, Sha Tin Town Hall, Tai Po Civic Centre, North District Town Hall, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Kwai Tsing Theatre, Tuen Mun Town Hall, Yuen Long Theatre and the Audience Building Office of the LCSD. It is also available for download at .

     Completed application forms should reach the Audience Building Office of the LCSD (address: Podium, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon) before 6pm, July 13 (Friday) by hand, or by post. "Application for 'District Chinese Opera Parade 2012/13'" should be clearly marked on the envelope. Late applications will not be accepted.

     For enquiry, please call 2268 7363 or 2268 7320.

Ends/Friday, June 15, 2012
Issued at HKT 11:39


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