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Classics for Juniors 2021: Walking the Amazon

4 October - 10 October

$160 – $240

EVENT DESCRIPTION

AFTEC proudly presents Classics for Juniors 2021: Walking the Amazon, based on Guinness world record holder Ed Stafford’s real life journey across the Amazon on foot.

The very first time this story is brought to life on stage in Hong Kong, the theatre production will run in October 2021 at the Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre.

Adapted from British Explorer Ed Stafford’s book of the same name, Walking the Amazon depicts the innumerable challenges from wildlife and people Ed meets on his perilous journey across Peru, Colombia, and Brazil. Finally, Ed meets Cho, a guide and friend, and they stumble against reason, suffering starvation and sickness until they reach the end of the Amazon. This is the story of a man who motivates himself to keep to his commitment despite physical and mental exhaustion for two and a half years.
Inspired by Kneehigh Theatre, a highly innovative theatre from the UK which announced its closure in June this year, co-directors Dr Vicki Ooi and Suen Chi Hung forgo a naturalistic set to pursue an alternative approach. Through the magic of physical theatre, actors transform props and minimal set into foliage and landscapes to ignite the audience’s imagination and invite them to actively engage and partake in Ed’s journey. Post-show stage tours are available for ticket holders of $240 tickets.
Packed with humour and hardship, Walking the Amazon teaches resilience and perseverance in the face of challenges, a gem of a play perfect for students and adults alike.

Performed mainly in English.

School Shows
4 – 8 Oct 2021 (Mon – Fri) 10:30am & 2:30pm
School Booking: 2520 1716, jane@aftec.hk

Public Shows
9-10 Oct 2021 (Sat & Sun) 2:30pm

ABOUT THE ARTIST / ORGANISER

The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection (AFTEC) is an award-winning bilingual Learning Theatre™ dedicated to nurturing the next generation of young people. We believe in the power of the arts to inspire, motivate and transform, and use an integrated arts-in-education approach to enhance education and encourage creative learning. Our acronym A.F.T.E.C. also stands for Arts For Transformative Educational Change.

Established in 2008 as a registered charity, we have reached over 250,000 audience members and participants through our diverse cross-disciplinary projects. Since 2009, we have been the Venue Partner of the Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre under the LCSD Venue Partnership Scheme. AFTEC was a recipient of HK Arts Development Council’s Award for Arts Education 2014 & 2017, and Arts Promotion 2020, as well as a two-time recipient of the Springboard Grant under the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. AFTEC pioneered Relaxed Theatre and the performing arts module of Medical Humanities developing STEAM as a teaching & learning approach.

Details

Start:
4 October
End:
10 October
Admission:
$160 – $240
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.aftec.hk/en/programme/c4j2021-walking-the-amazon/

Organiser

The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection (AFTEC)
Phone:
25201716
Email:
info.aftec2@gmail.com
Website:
www.aftec.hk/en

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