One More Thing
Welcome to Your City!
We can try to hide it from our little eyes, but it’s clear: hazy skies are a big problem for Beijing.
Kids are hit especially hard as pollution does its dirty work on their little lungs. It can feel overwhelming for both children and concerned parents, but we don’t have to leave it to the experts and we don’t have to feel helpless. The fourth annual Franco-Chinese Month of the Environment brings some hope and levity to this daunting challenge.
In Welcome to Your City!—a fun-filled interactive performance from L’Ivre de Contes— young audiences are guided by two gifted storytellers to find their role in the future of their city. Coming to us out of Paris, Abdellatif Targhaoui and Lin Lin lead a bilingual workshop, performance, and “mimed conference” in Chinese and French. Little ones with any fluency in either language—or the patience to interpret the evocative movements—will discover the building blocks they need to understand the challenges ahead and how their little hands can help carry the burden.
Nobody wants to think about cataclysmic climate change, disappearing shorelines, and the invisible danger in our water and our air. But all that waits before us, and even more for the generations who will inherit our world. Take the golden opportunity presented by the Franco Chinese Month of the Environment, with their series of art exhibits, conferences, performances, and interactive workshops, to regain a sense of hope for the work ahead. Only then can we, and the children we nurture, face the future with optimism. With challenges this big, youthful creativity is just what we need. Check out all the events at www.faguowenhua.com
Find it: Fri., Sep 15-Sat., Sep 16, La Plantation, D Area, Art Base 1, Hegezhuang Village, ,D , 1 , , , Tel: 5166-1201