Traditional Maltese folklore retold as exciting modern fairy tales for children.

ŻiguŻajg Heroes: Storytelling Series
8-10 YEARS

Storytelling / Folklore / Fairy Tales

45mins

English

Studio A, Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta

Sunday 26 January 2020, 10:30am
Sunday 26 January 2020, 12pm

Join us to enjoy stories of the past with a modern and magical twist. Beasts, magical creatures, spells, and unexpected adventures await in a special tent where time stands still. Discover more about Maltese heritage and culture through stories written especially for you!

Set in prehistoric Malta, a time before the great flood when people used boats that travelled on land in cart ruts to get around, this is a story about a giantess named Sansuna and a people who temporarily forgot how precious nature is. Sansuna is a quiet but very strong giantess who lives peacefully among the Maltese, eating broad beans and honey. Life is good in this lush land until a mischievous boy named Toninu taunts the giantess a little too far. One day, he throws the last carob pod in the land at her and what happens afterwards changes his life forever! Join us to get to know Sansuna better and to travel far and wide with Toninu and his sister, Katarin!

Ingħaqad magħna biex tgawdi l-istejjer tal-passat b’ xejra moderna u maġika. Bestji, kreaturi maġiċi, seħer u avventuri maġiċi jistennewk ġo tinda speċjali fejn il-ħin jibqa’ wieqaf. X’ser jiġrilha fil-ġurnata meta finalment tqum? Skopri aktar fuq il-wirt storiku u kulturali Malti f’dawn l-istejjer miktubin speċjalment għalik!

Ambjentata f’Malta preistorika f’perjodu qabel l-għarqa l-kbira meta n-nies kienu għadhom jużaw id-dgħajjes fuq l-art fir-raded biex imorru minn post għall-ieħor, din hija storja dwar ġgantessa bl-isem ta’ Sansuna u poplu li temporanjament nesa kemm hi prezzjuża n-natura. Sansuna hija ġgantessa kwieta u inkredibbilment b’saħħitha li tgħix b’mod paċifiku fost il-Maltin waqt li tnaqqar fuq il-fażola u l-għasel. Il-ħajja hija komda f’din il-art ħadranija, sakemm tifel imqareb bl-isem ta’ Toninu jittanta lill-ġgantessa ftit iżżejjed billi jixħtilha l-aħħar miżwed tal-ħarrub fl-art kollha. Dak li jseħħ wara jibdelilhom ħajjithom għal dejjem! Ingħaqad magħna biex issir taf lil Sansuna aħjar u biex tivvjaġġa ‘l hawn u ‘l hinn ma’ Toninu u oħtu Katarin.

Creators: Lignin Stories
Performer: Lara Agius
Photo credits: Elisa von Brockdorff
This project was commissioned by ŻiguŻajg International Arts Festival for Children and Young People.

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