Creative children theatre shows splendours of hands
Our hands can be expressive. They can be a crab, a caterpillar, a swan and with a small piece of prop, even a space rocket.
SADARI Theatre Company, a renowned children's theatre group from South Korea, will show just how expressive in "Journey of Hands".
The programme is part of the summer spectacular International Arts Carnival organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
Making its debut in Hong Kong, SADARI will bring parents and pre-schoolers three lovely vignettes about the splendours of our hands, our eyes and our mouths.
SADARI's signature sketch 'What will it Become?' transforms eight hands, a few sticks and hula-hoops into fish, flowers, a bicycle and a rocket.
"Journey of Hands" takes little friends on a fantastic voyage into the deep blue sea, to make friends with different kinds of fish, corals and crabs.
For those who want to learn some bizarre tips on how to pose for pictures, come to see a quirky photographer's eyes and mouth battle, making the funniest expression in "Photo".
Founded in 1988, SADARI Theatre Company aims to enlighten children and inspire them with arts. Over the past few years, SADARI has become a recognised children's theatre company in South Korea. Its works have won the Best Drama Award and the Best Director Award in Seoul International Children's Festival. SADARI has performed with great success in international festivals such as the Chicago Puppet Festival, Singapore International Festival for Children and Seattle International Children's Festival. It has also joined hands with children's theatres such as the REM Theatre Company of Australia, and Theatre Kazenoko-Kyushu of Japan in presenting various theatre productions for children.
"Journey of Hands" will be held at 7.30pm on July 29-30 at the Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre; 7.30pm on July 31 and 3pm on August 1 at the Shatin Town Hall Cultural Activities Hall.
Tickets priced at $100, $140, $180 (for performances at Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre) and $140 (for performances at Sha Tin Town Hall) are available at URBTIX outlets.
Half-price tickets are available for full-time students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. Package discounts of up to 15% are available for performing arts programmes/films.
Programme guides are available at URBTIX outlets or at the website, http://www.hkiac.gov.hk
For programme enquiries, call 2370 1044. Telephone reservations can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Internet bookings can be made at http://www.urbtix.gov.hk
Ends/Monday, June 21, 2004