• China
Artist-In-Residence

Hand Stories

A rare glimpse into a delicate art form in the hands of a master.

Australian exclusive

About

‘Historical, political, deep, sad, and sometimes very funny.’

- The New Yorker

An epic story of three generations of a family and the fascinating history of 20th century China told by the hands of a master artist.

Traditional puppetry skills and modern multimedia effects are expertly combined in an entertaining show that, like the life story it tells, is full of sadness and laugh-out-loud humour. Puppet master Yeung Fai stages his personal story with the help of a series of exquisitely hand-crafted figures. With skilful manipulation tigers, dragons, concubines and clashing warriors come to life before your eyes. Join them for an emotional and poetic journey told with a new take on an age-old artform.

Images: Mario Del Curto

'A flavorful taste of a traditional art form rarely seen and perhaps in danger of extinction.' NEW YORK TIMES

The detail

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Duration

60mins no interval
Latecomers not admitted

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Cast & Crew

Performers Yeung Fai and Yoann Pencolé          
Stage Manager Adrien Gardel           
Technician Keyne Motte 
Lighting Designer Christophe Kherli
Music Colin Offord
Video Yilan Yeh 
Tour Manager Thierry Tordjman      

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Post Show Conversation

Fri 16 Feb, 8.30pm

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Additional Info

Smoke and strobe effects, loud sounds

Hand Stories Executive Producer T&T Productions
The Puppet-Show Man is produced by Theatre le Manège – Scène nationale – Maubeuge – France

Register your interest here to be involved with Yeung Fai’s Artist-in-Residence Workshop. Workshop is directed by Yeung Fai, assisted by Inbal Yomtovian

Supported by Artist-In-Residence patrons Adrian and Michela Fini

 

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