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Production by enra from Japan to deliver fusion of unique digital animation and bodily expression

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department will present "primitive" by Japanese multimedia dance group enra in December. The performance will deliver to audiences a fusion of unique digital animation and bodily expression.

     In the production, animated background images interact with martial arts, gymnastics, juggling, ballet and street dance in a way that will free the audience members' imaginations from the physical limitations of space, gravity and speed. The visual effects used in the show are like those seen in movies.

     Theatre-goers will see scenes such as dancers battling against geometrical shapes and playing with lights, as well as seeing ninja sneaking into a traditional Japanese palace. Some of the troupe's signature repertoire and online video excerpts that have won acclaim around the globe, including "Fuma-kai", "Pleiades" and "Torque starter", will be performed in Hong Kong.

     The multimedia dance group enra is determined to challenge traditional live performance with different ways of creative expression and believes that there is more potential in the combination of images and performing arts. The projected images are not limited to conventional graphics, but extend to art works and interactive staging as never imagined before.

     The troupe comprises top-class performers with advanced skills and expressions who come from various backgrounds. They have performed in Japan, Korea, the Mainland, the US, Romania, Indonesia, France and Qatar. In 2013, enra performed at the official dinner hosted by the Japanese Prime Minister when the International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission visited Tokyo.

     Details of the performances are as follows:

December 25 (Thursday), 7.30pm
Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall
Tickets: $130 to $200

December 27 (Saturday), 3pm
Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
Tickets: $130 to $200

December 28 (Sunday), 3pm
Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre
Tickets: $130 to $180

     The performances of "primitive" are among the attractions of the "Cheers!" series. Tickets are now available at URBTIX. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their minders, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets for CSSA recipients are available on a first-come, first-served basis). A maximum discount of 20 per cent is offered for the "Cheers!" series and group booking. Please refer to the programme leaflet for details.

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323 or visit For ticketing enquiries, please call 3761 6661. For telephone credit card bookings, please call 2111 5999. For Internet bookings, please visit Post-performance talks (to be conducted in Japanese with English interpretation) will be held after each performance.

     Other programmes in the "Cheers!" series include "White Lie" by Jumbo Kids Theatre, "Snowman" by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education, the Hong Kong Oratorio Society Christmas Concert 2014 "Joy to the World", "Winter in Sweetyland" by Make Friends With Puppet, "The Adventure of Baron Munchausen" by National Black Light Theatre of Prague (Czech Republic), "The Snowman & The Bear" by City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, "Morgan's Journey" by Robert Morgan (Canada) and "Let Dreams Fly II... Over the Rainbow" by Mui Kwong Chiu Production.

Ends/Friday, November 21, 2014
Issued at HKT 12:23


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