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MiniGrec 2016: Ubuntu

  • Kids, Festivals

Time Out says

By the Cia Olveira/Salcedo. With Olga Olveira and Juvenal Salcedo. 

The Xhosa and Zulu cultures have a word, 'ubuntu', which for them means 'I am because I belong to'. It refers to the delicate network of inter-relationships that get established among the members of a community. A person with 'ubuntu' supports others and feels weak when their relations are humiliated or subjected to injustices. 

The Olveira/Salcedo theatre company has transferred the language of shadow puppets to this concept, to tell the story of a group of children and the adventures they have. They're the sort of children who, because they have some distinctive characteristics, are subject to bullying. Together they undertake a fabulous journey during which they'll come across dangerous situations that teach them that working together and cooperation can mean getting over the most difficult obstacles. 

The show is complemented by a conference-symposium of around 15 minutes during which the audience can see at first-hand the materials used during the performance. 

Recommended for 3 years and above.


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