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Lia Haraki’s first production for a childrens’ audience is made of movement, music and vocal sounds which create a perfectly functional universe, without the use of text.

JAKATOYMBA is a colorful interactive dance theatre performance for children and for the whole family on the value of free expression, diversity and the magic of adventure. 

Yakinthi, a little girl, opens her last birthday present on the day of her party which is a microphone but is too shy to use it. In her dream she finds herself in a land of sound where the different characters who speak their own language together with the help of the audience, will encourage her to eventually find her own way of expressing herself.

The piece aims to be a reminder and an inspiration to children regarding the natural gifts they are already blessed with which are essentially creativity, imagination, the pleasure of experiencing the world through the senses, the strength of character when facing fears, the openness towards adventure and play, the courage needed for expressing one’s self and the joy triggered by movement and sound.