Published: Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Jabuti Theatre presents, in association with Platform
Jabuti Theatre’s Paper Memories is an exhilarating performance for children aged 7+ about migration, identity and the power of memories. Using aerial-dance, puppetry and music, we are brought into the bright and colourful memories of Tali, a refugee girl arriving in Scotland with her family.
The family feels strange and other, with a desperate need to fit in and forget. Tali, told not to remember, finds her memories crumpling and ripping before her eyes, until her family realises that the only way to keep them together, to be a family in this new place, is to remember. Paper Memories uses captivating music and stunning visuals to bring to life memories of wedding parties, chasing chickens and dancing in the air with birds.
Written by Mariem Omari and directed by Rachael Macintyre, Paper Memories takes the audience on a visual journey exploring the importance of memories, and how they make us who we are.
Praise for Jabuti Theatre’s Moonbeam on a Cat’s Ear: “It is an ingenious gem aimed at wee ones but a joy for anyone whose inner child still lurks near the surface.” ***** Irene Brown, Edinburgh Guide “The show’s use of music is so compelling, though, and the visual images of the voyage so gorgeous, that the story becomes steadily more entrancing as it goes on…” Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
Paper Memories is produced by Vision Mechanics
Image by Beth Chalmers Photography
Age 7+ 45min no interval
Available to book online or by calling East Kilbride Arts Centre on 01355 261000.
Date: 14 Apr 2019
Venue: East Kilbride Arts Centre