The Giant’s Embrace, directed by Ceri Townsend, was invited to Bethlehem International Performing Arts Festival. InSite and Round Table TIE Company members spent five days in Palestine between the 7th and the 11th of October and performed the theatre in education programme in three schools as well, beside the official Festival performance.
It was fantastic to meet artists from around the world and children and young people from Palestine at the five performances. A big thanks to the BIPAF team of volunteers and organisers!
We also thank NKA and Roberta Cimmetta Fund for making our participation at the Festival possible with their support.
We continue to tour The Giant’s Embrace in the season of 2018/2019.
We will be having the first performances of this TIE programme produced together with Round Table TIE Company in Sárvár and in Nyárasd (Slovakia).
The Giant’s Embrace, created by InSite in co-production with Round Table Theatre in Education Company, won an award at the 9th Children and Youth Theatre Festival in Budapest. The reasoning behind the award given by the jury is especially precious to us:
“For the power of theatre in The Giant’s Embrace and the intimacy of the acting, for the philosophical richness of the story and its lovable production, with the hope that the story of the two binmen slowly reaches all the kindergartens in Hungary.”
We started the season with The Giant’s Embrace in Sitke and Sárvár, a small village and a historic town West of Budapest. We met fantastic groups and lovely teachers.
We hope the full season will be go on in such good spirits!
Both the Giant and Little Jancsi need a little rest. But they will gather their strength and continue in the Autumn.
If you want to invite the production to your school or nursery get in touch with us soon, we will know the available dates for the Autumn in August.
“Simple objects and many-many creative ideas make this performance playful and the story natural and simple. Even as adults we are surprised by how a broken umbrella and some glasses can turn someone into an owl, or into a deer with some twisted cables. Our eyes and imagination get trained into making something out of the ‘nothing'”. Lilla Turbuly wrote about the Giant’s Embrace. You can read the full article here.
We had the 50th performance of the Giant’s Embrace on the 30th of March in Sárvár. Thanks to the Vármelléki Nursery for the invitation and a great discussion following the performance.