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Hand Stories
On from 15 Jan 2013 till 19 Jan 2013
Barbican
by Yeung Fai
Genre(s): Drama

Tickets: £16

About: Hand Stories

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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