A Mano

El Patio Teatro (Spain)

“Its simple aesthetic belies a concentrated beauty.” – The Irish Times, Ireland

26-28/5|Friday to Sunday|20:00(26/5)|11:00,15:00 (27,28/5)|17:00(27/5)

MOP 160    |    Macau Conservatory Auditorium

The little clay man that sits in a shop window looks at the hustle and bustle of the street every day. It sees the other porcelains come and go but it can only wait endlessly. Little clay man is eager to go out and take a look at the outside world. Yet, it has always stayed at the same place. Until one day, a cup that can breathe enters little clay man’s life…

Mano means “hand” in Spanish. The performance of A Mano requires no words for dialogues, but the drama world created with hands and clay dolls alone is already a feast for the eyes. This piece of work was created by El Patio Teatro of Spain at the time of its inception. Since its debut in 2012, it has been greatly loved by theatre critics and audiences with its style of combining clay dolls, modelling and drama. It has been performed around the world and won the Best Small Format Show at the European Performing Arts Fair for Children (FETEN). In this year’s Arts Festival, A Mano will make good use of a small space again, vividly telling a most simple yet moving story to you.

Duration: approximately 45 minutes, no interval

Performers: Julián Saenz-Lopez and Izaskun Fernández @ El Patio Teatro
Technician: Diego Solloa
Technical Collaborators: Fernando Moreno and Aron Vargas
Graphic Design: Diego Solloa
Production: El Patio Teatro
Management: Ana Sala @ Ikebanah Artes Escénicas

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