Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Kamishibai : Storytelling

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In the 1930s in Tokyo, there was a form of storytelling - kamishibai - wherein the storyteller would cycle through the streets, park their bike, kick out the stand, sell lollies to the gathering crowd of kids, then narrate the story depicted by a series of pictures, revealed one after another, framed by a wooden theatre mounted on the rack of the bike.

This year, for their 4th Melbourne Fringe comics exhibition, Jo Waite and Bernard Caleo present

'Paper Theatre' original kamishibai stories by
Chris Downes, Sarah Howell, Ben Hutchings and Jo Waite,

with Bernard Caleo performing the stories live on the Tuesday nights of the season.

At: Kids in Berlin, 472 Victoria Street, North Melbourne

Exhibition: from Tuesday 28 September until Sunday 10 October (yes it goes past the Fringe dates)

Opening night: Tuesday 28 September, 6 - 8pm

Performances: Tuesdays 28 September, 5 October, 12 October, 6 - 8pm


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