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Stories on Wheels

Stories on Wheels is an original street theatre storytelling act for the whole family. Tales are brought to life by a high-energy comic performer, using beautifully illustrated picture cards displayed in a magnificent miniature wooden stage attached to the back of a unique bicycle. Inspired by a traditional Japanese travelling storytelling show popular from the 1920s through the 1950s called kamishibai (literally “paper theatre”), the show combines the best of oral storytelling and visual art. Featuring gorgeous illustrations by BC artists, as well as traditional picture cards from Japan, several short stories are told with music, dramatic action, and audience interaction. Stories include “Hats for Jizos” (based on a well-loved Japanese folk tale), “The Dragon’s Tears”, “The Three Magic Charms”, and “Father” (based on a folk tale from Indonesia). As well, the audience gets to hear an amusing and informative history of the art form. You’ve never been told a story this way, before!

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1661 Duranleau St 2nd floor,
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
V6H 3S3

Phone: (604) 834-1567
Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM, Closed Weekends

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