We love puppets at Around the World in 80 Tales. This year we had a performance of “Qiaomei and the Embroidered Dragon” brought to us from the Rudolph Steiner school. With an exquisite thread puppet in an ethereal miniature cloudscape they played out the story of Qiaomei to an enchanted audience. Thank you for … Continue reading Puppetry Perfection
It’s not called Around the World in 80 tales for nothing. We like to share as many languages and cultures as is feasible* in four and a half hours. Asia, Europe Now we fly to Nepal for a tale in Nepali from Annal the Amazing. Annal began by explaining the significance of customary … Continue reading Tales, tales, tales
After listening to three stories we don’t want our audience to settle down for a nap so we asked if Kadodo West African Drums could keep the energy up. They did not disappoint. Kadodo West African Drums has a contingent in Dunedin but we were delighted to welcome members from Christchurch who came down to … Continue reading Kadodo West African Drums has the beats that move you…….
This year we had stories in trios. We began with Te Reo Māori. Told by Legendary Lorraine! Te Reo Māori is one of the two official languages in New Zealand this year our story was a legend local to Otēpoti (that’s Dunedin) Lorraine was a first time storyteller for us and did a fabulous … Continue reading Aotearoa, South America, East Africa
The Pacific Burst onto the scene with the rustling of coconut leaves and the sound of drums the Kiribati Dancers. They weren’t about to let it be a spectator sport though and they had most of the audience learning some moves! They were good teachers, and better dancers! It's really a fantastic way to start … Continue reading Dances from a small island