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HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL ARTS CARNIVAL: Ladies and gentlemen! Walk this way to see 50 puppets, ranging from tiny to oversized, create illusions of scale and motion! (The show is Gulliver, from Moscow State Puppet Theatre "Sergei Obraztsov," created by Yekaterina Obraztsova, the grand-daughter of the theatre's namesake.) Step inside and crane your necks at the boy who never grows up! (That's Northern Ballet Theatre of England's Peter Pan. It doesn't take place in a 360-degree CGI theatre, true, like the other touring British Peter Pan now wrapping up its San Francisco run--but it does blend the tried-and-true stage magic of Flying By Foy with the incomparable grace and athleticism of ballet dancers.) Next, gather and gawk as Tomas Kubinek, the self-proclaimed "Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible," balances a glass of wine on his forehead while performing a backward somersault and playing a ukulele! ... Once the kids are all riled up from those spectacles, parents will thank their lucky stars for Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, a double bill of classic bedtime books enacted by the puppets of Nova Scotia's Mermaid Theatre. (July 9-Aug. 15; (852) 2370 1044;


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Title Annotation:GLOBAL SPOTLIGHT; Hong Kong International Arts Carnival
Author:Taylor, Nicole Estvanik
Publication:American Theatre
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:9HONG
Date:Jul 1, 2010
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