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Kulunka Theatre Company to perform mask and mime show "André and Dorine"
     Kulunka Theatre Company from Spain will perform "André and Dorine" in June. The work is a poetic piece of mask and mime theatre delivered with warmth and humour.
     On stage, the three actors of "André and Dorine" present more than 15 characters without speech, relying only on gestures and the use of masks. André and Dorine live just like many old couples do, slowly deteriorating amid routine and neglect. However, the coming of Alzheimer's breaks the monotony, and so begins a fresh start in their relationship, a journey through memory. They need to remember who they were, so as not to forget who they are. They remember how they used to love, so that they can keep loving one another.

     The production has been performed more than 400 times in 25 countries and regions in the past seven years, including South America, the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia and the Mainland. It won the Audience Prize and the Best Dramaturgy Prize at the Birmingham European Theatre Festival in 2011 and the Best Ensemble Performance Award and the Best Speciality (Masks) Award at the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards in 2015.
     Kulunka Theatre Company was established in Spain in 2010. It relies on a theatre of gestures, using masks as a bridge to another world of endearing and poetic visuals. Its masks, with deep features, highly expressive and full of life, open the doors of imagination and reflect a universe in which everything is possible.
     Details of the performances are as follows:
June 22 and 23 (Friday and Saturday), 8pm
June 24 (Sunday), 3pm
Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
Tickets: $140, $180 and 240
"Mask Theatre Workshop" by Kulunka Theatre Company (Spain)
June 23 and 24 (Saturday and Sunday), 11.30am
North Committee Room, 7/F, High Block, Hong Kong City Hall
Tickets: $80

     Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, "André and Dorine" is one of the programmes of the "From Puppets to Humans" Series. Tickets are now available at URBTIX (www.urbtix.hk). For telephone credit card bookings, please call 2111 5999. For programme enquiries and concessionary schemes, please call 2268 7323 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/multi_arts/programs_508.html.
     A post-performance talk (to be conducted in Spanish with English interpretation) will be held on June 22 (Friday) after the performance. Members of the audience are welcome to stay behind for the session.
Ends/Friday, March 16, 2018
Issued at HKT 12:02
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