Cerita Anak (Child’s Story) takes young children and their adults on a sea journey never to be forgotten. Climb aboard and be rocked and rolled across a strange ocean, dive to the bottom of the sea, hear stories on the wind and face great danger before coming to safe harbour.
Cerita Anak (Child’s Story) draws its inspiration from the seafaring history in Java and a small boy's true tale of arrival in Australia. Combining puppetry, song, shadow imagery and sound, the show bustles with all the life of the ocean. Audience members, both young and old, are passengers and storytellers on this exquisite adventure, created by Australia’s Polyglot Theatre and Indonesia’s Papermoon Puppet Theatre.
60 minutes (no intermission)
Arts Centre Melbourne, Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts, Melbourne