Yeung Fai
Hand Stories

15 - 19 January 2013 / 19:45
The Pit


Tickets:
£16

Red & Orange members enjoy 20% off ticket prices for this show (subject to availability)

£2 online booking fee, £3.50 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

subject to availability
 sold out



Interweaving traditional puppetry skills with modern multimedia effects, Yeung Fai stages his personal story in this poignant show.

Descended from a long line of puppeteers, Yeung Fai's family fell victim to the Cultural Revolution: its craft deemed decadent, and banned. Set against the vast changes that swept China during the 20th century, his journey from persecution to freedom in the West, told through a series of wordless sketches, visual poems and living sounds, makes for a compelling spectacle.

Watch the skilled artists as they manipulate dazzling figures with extraordinary virtuosity, from tigers to dragons, concubines to clashing warriors. And discover the secrets of an age-old Chinese art brought up-to-date.

‘A wonderful spectacle that delights and fascinates.’ Le Figaro

Part of London International Mime Festival

60 mins/no interval

Age guidance 11+

17 Jan
Post-show talk
Free to same-day ticket holders

Conceived and designed by Yeung Fai
Original music by Colin Offord
Video design by Yilan Yeh
Lighting by Christophe Kehrli
Puppetry by Yeung Fai and Yoann Pencolé

Are you on Facebook? Join our page!

Tweet #MimeLondon




Part of 2013 London International Mime Festival
Part of Families at the Barbican


China/Switzerland

Produced by Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne

Co-produced by Théâtre Jeune Public de Strasbourg–CDN d’Alsace and Théâtre des Marionnettes de Genève, with the support of the Institut International de la Marionnette de Charleville-Mézières

London International Mime Festival is supported by Arts Council England





 

Do Something Different: Other events on at the barbican
Digital Revolution
3 Jul 14 - 14 Sep 14 / Barbican Centre
Information on Digital Revolution info  Book tickets to Digital Revolution book


Walead Beshty
9 Oct 14 - 8 Feb 15 / The Curve
Information on Walead Beshty info


Run, Jump, Shoot
11 Oct 14 / Barbican Centre
Information on Run, Jump, Shoot info  Book tickets to Run, Jump, Shoot book


In Conversation: Guy Tillim and Mark Sealy
3 Oct 14 / Frobisher Auditorium 1
Information on In Conversation: Guy Tillim and Mark Sealy info  Book tickets to In Conversation: Guy Tillim and Mark Sealy book


Ecopolis China (PG*)
26 Sep 14 / Cinema 2
Information on Ecopolis China (PG*) info  Book tickets to Ecopolis China (PG*) book