By Farah Nadhira Zairi
KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 (Bernama) -- A dance drama production for children entitled 'Ellie & the Forbidden Fruit' will be staged on Aug 5 at KuAsh Theatre, Pusat Kreatif Kanak-kanak Tuanku Bainun.
Tunas Tari, in a statement said, it was inspired by a masterpiece of a children´s storybook, Gajah Sejati (published by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka in 1997), and reached out to the author and illustrator, renowned Malaysian artist-cum-writer, Mohd Yusof Ismail, fondly known as Yusof Gajah, to bring a dance drama adaptation of the book to stage.
The story revolves around a curious elephant which, prompted by its stubbornness and perhaps some discontentment with being just an elephant, fails to heed prior cautions and defies ancient lore by eating the forbidden fruit. It finds itself changing from one strange animal to another, inviting challenges along the way.....