06 & 07 May 2023, 10 am – 12 pm
Art Space, EMASI Nam Long
No. 147, Street no. 8, Nam Long residential area, D7, HCMC
Register here to attend the performance
Register here to attend the workshop after the performance (30 people)
From the organizer:
About the performance
An Interview with Little Peanut is the latest chapter of Dearest Little Peanut – a series of puppet shows created by Mắt Trần Ensemble, with blue scarf-donning Little Peanut as its protagonist. While the first chapter centers on her dreams and the innocent world in which she lives, the second – Little Peanut and the Sneeze Theory – encounters Little Peanut in a more fragile and volatile universe, where she must confront difficult questions about life, death, and saying goodbye.
In this latest chapter, we meet Little Peanut at various stages in her life: as baby Peanut, middle-aged Peanut, and an older Peanut in her final moments. All these versions of Peanut are trying to answer questions from the Interviewer. All are dreaming, searching, breathing, living together, and living alone.
About the workshop
In this multimedia storytelling workshop focusing on movement, puppetry, and the visual elements of a performance, you will learn how to use and create materials from the play itself: the puppet characters, the camera equipment and blackbox, as well as images, objects, and texts. You will get the chance to control the puppets and role play as Little Peanut, the Interviewer, or the Dream-Maker!
General admission: 50,000 VND
**Free admission for the students and parents of EMASI and RISS**
Performance: 10 am – 10:30 am (30 minutes)
Workshop: 10:45 am – 11:45 am (60 minutes)
*Please note: Participation in the workshop after the performance is free of additional charge. To ensure the comfort of our guests, we will only accept the first 30 registrations to the workshop
About Mắt Trần Ensemble
Mắt Trần Ensemble* is a collective founded with a desire to push the boundaries of the performing arts. Mắt Trần’s stories are designed to break down barriers of age, space, and language. By creating a contemporary storytelling language with movement, puppetry and breath, Mắt Trần is committed to bringing exciting performances to diverse audiences.
Mắt Trần’s performances, workshops, and education and public programs center on communities. They have taken their stories all over Vietnam, performing in local festivals as well as makeshift venues, from big cities to remote areas. Mắt Trần has also performed internationally at the Pesta Boneka puppet festival (Indonesia), Asian Youth Theatre Festival (AYTF), and most recently the Eye See Ai project at the Hijinx Theater (Wales).
(*): Mắt Trần, meaning Naked Eye: to see something as is, without the help of special instruments such as laser or X-ray.
This performance is part of NAF’s Community Takeover series
Following Nguyen Art Foundation’s main theme in 2023 – Compassion and Community – aside from hosting talks, workshops and tours that revolve around this topic, we are also inviting individuals and collectives that have created, or are part of a community that is passionate about specific art forms. To reflect how community engagement is constantly evolving, we wish to highlight diverse practices that do not shy away from experimentation, and that take an alternative approach to familiar media. The individuals and collectives invited here are inspired by, but also empower their respective communities – a give-and-take that is essential for sustainable community work.
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