Yeung Fai
Hand Stories

15 - 19 January 2013 / 19:45
The Pit


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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

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


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


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