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Acrobatic drama Hello Nasirdin Apandim comes to Singapore

Singapore, 15 September 2011 - Acclaimed acrobatic drama Hello Nasirdin Apandim will make its way to Singapore for the first time. 
 
This mega production, jointly presented by SPH's Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao and Unusual Group of Companies, will premiere at The Max Pavilion from 2 to 3 December 2011. 
 
Performed by a 80-strong cast from the award-winning Xinjiang Acrobatic Troupe of China, the production boasts visually stunning sets and breathtaking acrobatic stunts. One of its famous stunts, the spectacular aerial tightrope walk called "Uygur Dawaz", is an acrobatic art form with a long history in the culture of the Uygur tribe in Xinjiang. It is listed in China's National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
 
Other notable stunts featured in the production include kicking and balancing bowls on a unicycle and the "Wheel of Life", a daredevil stunt which requires the acrobat to balance in a giant wheel hanging in mid-air. 
 
It took the Xinjiang Acrobatic Troupe four years to create Hello Nasirdin Apandim, which premiered in 2009 at the People's Theatre in Xinjiang, followed by a record-breaking run of four months. Incorporating acrobatics, comic acts and magic, the entertaining production has charmed audiences of all ages in China and Hong Kong.  
 
The Xinjiang Acrobatic Troupe of China has won numerous awards at both domestic and international competitions. Founded in 1962, the troupe has carried on the traditional art of acrobatics while incorporating folk culture unique to Xinjiang into their performances, thus creating a distinctive style that separates them from other troupes. 
 
Hello Nasirdin Apandim has received numerous accolades since its premiere. In 2009, it won the 3rd Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Tianshan Arts Award. In 2010, the production bagged four awards at the 9th Cultural Festival, namely the The Special Award at the 13th Wenhua Grand Award, Best Director, Best Music and Best Performance. 
 
Based on a Chinese folktale, Hello Nasirdin Apandim tells the story of how a wise and kind old man called Apandim helps others to fulfil their dreams. He comforts a sad little girl and helps her realise a fairytale-like dream; inspires a group of artisans to embrace happiness from their hard work and helps a a timid young man overcome his fears and bravely confront the challenges in life. 
 
Mr Lim Huan Chiang, Vice President of Cultural Industry Promotion of SPH’s Chinese Newspapers Division, said: “Lianhe Zaobao has always been actively promoting Chinese culture. We have presented several major Chinese musical productions such as Jin Sha, A Tale of Shaolin, Journey to the West and the most recent Thousand-Hand Bodhisattva, which were all well-received by the Singapore audiences. We strive to be the first to bring in quality arts productions from China to Singapore. We are confident that Hello Nasirdin Apandim will be another treat for both the young and the young-at-heart.” 
 
Mr Leslie Ong, Director of Unusual Entertainment Pte Ltd, said: “We have heard much about Hello Nasirdin Apandium, and are delighted to be working with SPH in bringing this much anticipated acrobatic drama into Singapore. Production wise, we would be incorporating one of the largest ever LED screen to be seen at The MAX Pavilion. We believe this will enhance the visual experience of the performance.”
 
Hello Nasirdin Apandim is supported by omy.sg as the Official Online Media. 
 
Excerpts of the show will be available online at http://lifestyle.omy.sg from 20 September 2011. 
 
Programme details:
 
Hello Nasirdin Apandim (你好,阿凡提)
Date: 2 to 3 December 2011, 8pm
Venue: The Max Pavilion at Singapore Expo
Ticket price*: $98, 78, $58, $38 (not inclusive of SISTIC booking fee)
 
*All students, senior citizens (aged 55 years and above), and PAssion Card holders will enjoy 10% off ticket prices. For bulk sales, any purchase of 20 tickets and above will enjoy 15% off.
 
Visit www.sistic.com.sg for ticketing details. Tickets are now available at all SISTIC outlets. 
 
 
 
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Francis Mah
Manager
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings
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Ann Choo
Asst Manager
Cultural Industry Promotion Department
Chinese Newspapers Division
Tel: 6319 1968
 
 
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