All seats for the Chinese “Three Monks” were full, and more were needed

National Theater’s “Jadran” Stage was crowded today at 11am with all interested children and their parents at the Serbian premiere of the great Chinese play “Three Monks”, performed by the Chinese National Children’s Theatre from Beijing.

A Chinese legend about the three monks was presented, in a non-verbal play, with mimics and artistic skills of awarded actors from Far East which encouraged kids to laugh, but also audio-visual sequences that awoke shivers from the youngest spectators.

Legend teaches us always to help the elders, and not to run from responsibilities, because it doesn’t do any good to you, and to make joint efforts to overcome problems at difficult times.

The use of ancient Chinese percussions all the more enriches this play, giving the youngest kids a chance in getting to know this part of Chinese tradition as well as martial arts through some basic moves.

It is no wonder, regarding that some of the best Chinese actors participated.

As usual, more seats were required for this play as well, due to free admission, and because of this great interest, this play had a rerun today at 4pm.

Those who missed “Three Monks”, but want to make sure of the skill of puppetry masters from Far East, can see it tomorrow, were it will be shown in the framework of the special program, a collage of short stories from Theatre Academy from Shanghai, at the National Theatre, 5pm.

Chinese Puppetry and Shadow Theatre has always attracted attention with beautifully crafted puppets, eloquent dialogues and top quality drama. Part of this lavish art treasury – legendsbased on Chinese Folklore and literary masterworks of Chinese authors will be presented by Shanghai Theatre Academy through shadow and puppet performances.

The plays are performed as a part of the 25th Jubilee International Festival of Children’s Theatre’s special program, dedicated to one of the world’s greatest cultures and theatre traditions – China.

Scena „Jadran“ Narodnog pozorišta bila je danas od 11 časova pretesna za sve zainteresovane najmlađe Subotičane i njhove pratioce na srpskoj premijeri sjajne predstave „Tri monaha“ u izvođenju Kineskog nacionalnog teatra za decu iz Pekinga.

U neverbalnoj predstavi, sa mimikom i artističkim veštinama nagrađivanih glumaca sa dalekog istoka koje su kod dece budile smeh, ali i audio-vizuelnim sekvencama koje su kod najmlađe publike na kratke momente budile i jezu, prikazana je kineska legenda o tri monaha.

Pouka legende je da se starijima mora pomagati, a da bežanje od odgovornosti i pomaganja najbližima ni nama samima ne donosi dobro, te da to često shvatamo kroz zajedničko delovanje u teškim situacijama.

Predstavu dodatno obogaćuje i korišćenje drevnih kineskih ritmičkih instrumenata, tako da su najmlađi posetioci Scene Jadran Narodnog pozorišta mogli da se upoznaju i sa ovom kineskom tradicijom, ali i sa borilačkim veštinama uz povremeni prikaz nekih od osnovnih poteza.

Što i ne čudi, s obzirom da su nastupali neki od najboljih kineskih glumaca uopšte.

Kao po pravilu, i na ovoj predstavi tražilo se mesto više, pošto se karte ne naplaćuju. A zbog velikog interesovanja predstava je i reprizirana danas od 16 časova.

Ko je propustio „Tri monaha“, a želi da se uveri u umešnost majstora lutaka sa Dalekog istoka, može to učini i sutra, takođe u Narodnom pozorištu, od 17 časova, kada je na repertoaru, takođe u okviru specijalnog programa, Kolaž kratkih priča Pozorišne akademije iz Šangaja.

Kinesko lutkarstvo i teatar senki su oduvek privlačili pažnju divno izrađenim lutkama, elokventnim dijalozima i vrhunskim dramskim kvalitetom. Deo te raskošne umetničke riznice kroz performans pozorišta senki i lutaka prikazaće nam Šangajska pozorišna akademija kroz legende bazirane na kineskom folkloru i literarnim remek-delima kineskih autora.

Predstave su deo specijalnog programa 25. Međunarodnog festivala pozorišta za decu posvećenog jednoj od najvećih svetskih kultura i pozorišnih tradicija – Kini.