Eastern Courier : May 11th 2011
18 EASTERN COURIER, MAY 11, 2011 Open for Lunch and Dinner 7 Days No MSG Added All Takeaways 10% Discount AUTHENTIC FINE THAI CUISINE Fully Licensed & BYO Wine Botany Junction Unit 17-19 123 Ormiston Rd Botany South Ph 271 6474 L.A. Central 71 Lunn Ave Mt Wellington Ph 570 7009 3533019AA Advertising Feature entertainment Dining& 2nd-4th June 2011, 7.30pm Bruce Mason Centre Cnr The Promenade and Hurstmere Road, Takapuna 0800 111 999 www.ticketmaster.co.nz 7th & 8th June 2011, 7.30pm ASB Theatre 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland CBD 0800 BUY TICKETS www.buytickets.co.nz www.malaysiakitchen.co.nz PASSPORT to Malaysia To celebrate MAY-LAYSIA, we're giving you and a friend the opportunity to win a culinary expedition to Malaysia to experience the nation's cuisine first-hand. Dine at participating Malaysian restaurants during May for your chance to win this unique journey!* Visit www.malaysiakitchen.co.nz to find information about Malaysian restaurants, recipes and news on exciting promotions and events. *Please refer to full competition terms and conditions available on the Malaysia Kitchen New Zealand website Acrobatics help build cultural bridge Ribbon tower: An elegant acrobatic masterpiece. Parasol art: Colour and choreography combined. Cycle lane: A stunning feat of balance and nerve. Upcoming Auckland performances by the legendary Hebei Acro- batic Troupe of China are not only superbly choreographed and costumed events -- they also assist in the con- struction of a stronger cultural bridge between the people of New Zea- land and China. A spokesperson for China Culture Develop- ment (NZ) Ltd says the troupe's performances are part of a programme which tries to encourage greater understanding and appreciation between Kiwis and Chinese via cultural exchanges. We aim to promote traditional and modern Chinese culture to New Zealand people, as well as introducing the essence of New Zealand culture to the Chinese people,'' he says. Founded in 1976, the world-famous Hebei Acrobatic Troupe is a provincial professional acrobatic troupe which employs more than 130 acrobats. The troupe, which has performed in over 60 countries and all around China, was recently commended as an advanced acrobatic troupe that has made outstanding contribu- tions to the development of acrobatic arts' by the Chinese Ministry of Cul- ture. The troupe combines 2000-year-old traditional art forms and modern techniques to create spectacular yet elegant acrobatic masterpieces -- a harmonious and multi- cultural combination of acrobatic choreography, music, colourful costumes, Chinese kung fu and special lighting and stage effects. The troupe takes its audience on a breathtak- ing journey of discovery and amazement as they provide a modern twist on the ancient art of going beyond human limitations. Routines include the Lion Dance, Flying Phoenix, Meteors, sacred jar-juggling, head skills on a free-stand ladder, hoops diving, collective bicycle skills, and the troupe's grand acrobatic theme show, A Journey to Hometown.' The history of acro- batics in China can be traced back thousands of years; a tomb mural featuring depictions of acrobatics discovered in the Xiaoma village of Wuqiao in Hebei Prov- ince has been dated back to 1500 years ago. The Hebei Acrobatic Troupe will put on five Auckland shows. These will be on June 2, 3, and 4 at the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna and onJune7and8atthe ASB Theatre in the Auckland CBD. Tickets for the shows are available from TicketMaster and The Edge.
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