Children’s Day is right around corner! What plans do you have? Despite of the pandemic, children in Sweden are quite busy with participating in all kinds of online activities. Let’s see what they have come up with and enjoy their creative works online.
Enjoy Performances Online
In September 2019, China Cultural Center in Stockholm invited China National Theater for Children to visit Sweden and present two performances of the Three Monks. Tickets were sold out. Actors conveyed knowledge, wisdom and traditional Chinese culture through only body movements and almost zero verbal communication. Their vivid facial and physical expressions won rounds of applause and cheers.
Gatherings over 50 people are prohibited in Sweden during the pandemic, so many theaters are closed temporarily and events are canceled. Viewing performances online becomes the best mode. In a recent event held by Mulan Theater, children chose from the following plays: Malan Flower, Treasure Boat, Goats Do Not Eat Paradise Grass, Time Forest, Special Homework, etc., and shared their thoughts through videos, articles or other forms. Judges reviewed their works and awarded several prizes, so that children in Sweden can appreciate the art of Chinese children’s play, learn Chinese stories and culture, and most importantly, improve creativity, ways of thinking and expression.
Many children participated and submitted their thoughts. On Children’s Day, it’s a pleasure to share with you some of the interesting works.
视频制作者：Lilly同学 / By Lilly
视频制作者： 黄熙尧和黄熙乔同学 / By Huang Xiyao & Huang Xiqiao
视频制作者： 孙雯特同学 / By Sun Wente
Aren’t they delightful! Of course there is more. They excel in making videos, and also painting!
笔下涂鸦 Draw Your Thoughts
China and Sweden
Two different countries
How do cultural traditions and customs vary?
In one of the recent teaching sessions
Students of the advanced class in Xing Zhi Xue Tang
Depicted their views of cultural differences between the two
In simple drawings
论学习 / Study
论饮食 / Meal
论生活 / Life
Simple but insightful! Despite young age, they are able to generate unique perspectives and ways of expression, and that is a job well done. In this holiday for every child in the world, we wish that you can maintain innocence, be imaginative, be brave to express yourselves and have a happy life!
Special thanks to: Mulan Theater, Xing Zhi Xue Tang
Online children’s plays:
儿童剧《马兰花》 / Malan Flower
儿童剧《时间森林》 / Time Forest
儿童剧《宝船》 / Treasure Boat
儿童剧《特殊作业》 / Special Homework
儿童剧《山羊不吃天堂草》 / Goats Do Not Eat Paradise Grass
Good Boy and Kung Fu
The film follows Li Le, a boy deeply in love with Chinese martial arts who has been learning it from his grandfather since childhood. He tries to win a martial arts contest to get a free family tour in Macao to bring together his divorced parents. His grandpa discovers his plot and tries to persuade the grandson to quit the contest, yet is convinced otherwise. They try to fake a “kidnapping”, but the consequences are beyond their original plan.
A Journey to the Seaside
A driver, Shen Tong, played by actor Sha Yi, receives an order sending an 8-year-old boy and his dog from Beijing to Zhoushan in Zhejiang province. Shen reluctantly accepts the order just for the payment. On the way, he and the boy go through many experiences together, which changes their attitudes. At the end of the journey, Shen finds there might be some relations between him and the boy. This is a journey that heals two lonely hearts——one of an adult, the other a child.
Animal Rescue Squad
A ship carrying highly toxic raw material is robbed by pirates. Besides a parrot, all crew members mysteriously died. Despite this, the ship is still heading to port at a full speed, which will cause a huge disaster. A girl who can talk to animals happens to learn about the accident and tries to save the sea, the port and the people with her animal friends.
Running Like Wind
Adapted from a true story, this inspirational film tells a tale of a group of girls from the Li ethnic group who never encountered soccer before, but who manage to fulfill a soccer dream with tears and laughter after overcoming all sorts of difficulties. The film is full of conflicts between tradition and modernity, and apart from displaying sportsmanship and youthful energy; it also stresses the significance of friendship and kinship.
My Football Dream
Yingchao’s father is a big fan of football but was injured in a match. He puts all his expectations on his son, to whom football is not only a sport, but also a way to gain insights into the big world. Another character is the headmaster, Mr Ding, who intends to combine academic study with football training. Finally a football team is established in school, which carries hope for the future of Chinese soccer.
Mai Mai Ti’s 2008
“Mai Mai Ti’s 2008” is an Olympics promotional film about a children’s soccer team in North China. Shawei village is near the Taklimakan Desert; people here are fascinated with soccer and are very talented in the sport. The protagonist Mai Mai Ti, who was accidentally assigned to be a PE teacher at a local school, actually dreams of performing Dawazi (an ethnic art of tightrope walking) at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. But to go back to the city to create his own art troupe, he has to help the village win a local soccer match. So he sets up a children’s soccer team in the village and tries to train these kids to win.
Kung Fu Boys
影片讲述了从小在美国长大的林秋楠（林秋楠 饰）带着“超级英雄梦”回到中国，和舅舅袁来（刘芮麟 饰）共同生活并一直相信自己可以照顾好“脆弱舅舅”。但他独特的思维方式和一身的功夫反而给自己的校园生活和舅舅的恋情添乱。他又在不知觉中卷入一桩国际罪案，一场惊心动魄的对决难以避免……
Chinese boy born in the US is sent back to China to live with his uncle. The boy has excellent kung fu skills and always dreams of being a big hero, but he continues to run into tricky situations in China and brings a lot of trouble to himself and his uncle and even gets himself involved in an international crime.
图文由中国文化网 / Chinaculture.org提供，所有片源由www.1905.com提供
In cooperation with China Central Television, China National Theatre for Children is organizing and planning an online program called Love and Wishes via Theatre, which will be showed at 7:30pm on May 31 (CST) to celebrate Children’s Day. Enjoy the show on Douyin App and various online platforms below.
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Wechat: 斯德哥尔摩中国文化中心 or scan the QR code below