Puppet theatre "Boxy George" brings surprises from Denmark
George's life is solitary and simple. But his world turns upside down when a box pops up out of the blue and messes up his life. It's time for George to think outside the box.
Puppet theatre "Boxy George" is one of the best children's theatre performances from Europe. Featuring beautifully crafted hand-held puppets, the show has an intimate atmosphere and promises to uplift hearts through the world of wonders hidden in our daily routine.
Well known for its exquisite artistry, Teater Refleksion from Denmark has toured frequently to the US, UK, Australia and Japan. Its artistic director Bjarne Sandborg once said, "As our artistic tools, we make puppets, figurines and objects come alive, use contemplative peace in our productions, compose the scenes as an aesthetic unity, and use music as part of the narrative structure."
The group has won great acclaim from audiences during its visits to festivals around the world. Børneteateravisen (Denmark) said, "The theatre at its most intense, magical and entertaining best, revolving around the greater things in life". Politiken (Denmark) commented, "Puppet theatre of the absolute highest calibre ..."
A photo-taking session will be held after each show. Audience members are reminded to bring along their camera to take photos with George and his cute boxes.
Teater Refleksion was formed in 1990 and has produced 18 different programmes. As a puppet and animation theatre, the group strives to make each setting an aesthetically composed whole, with a wealth of surprises and rich detail. The performances communicate visually and the language is simple - in some cases entirely wordless. Music is often an important narrative element. The performances are enacted in an intimate and intense atmosphere, ensuring an individual experience for each child in the audience.
"Boxy George" is one of the programmmes of the International Arts Carnival presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. It will be staged at 7.30pm on July 31; 2.30pm and 5pm on August 1 and 2; 5pm and 7.30pm from August 4 to 7 at the Kwai Tsing Theatre Black Box Theatre.
Tickets priced at $160 (free seating), are available at URBTIX outlets.
Half-price tickets are available for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. Group booking and package discounts of up to 20% are available for full-price performing arts/film programmes of the festival.
Programme guides are available at URBTIX outlets and at the website, www.hkiac.gov.hk .
For programme enquiries, please call 2370 1044. Internet bookings can be made at www.urbtix.hk . Credit card telephone bookings can be made on 2111 5999 and telephone reservations on 2734 9009.
Ends/Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Puppet theatre "Boxy George" is one of the best children's theatre performances from Europe. Featuring beautifully crafted hand-held puppets, the show has an intimate atmosphere and special setting, promising to uplift hearts through the world of wonders hidden in our daily routine.