Move over Pinocchio. A gang of luminous Japanese puppets will be in town next month to spice up this year's International Arts Carnival with their lively and 'poetic' performances. Staged by the Puppet Theatre Kawasemi-Za, Dreams In A Toy Box features puppets that look as if they can leap and fly by themselves. They communicate with the audience not by words but by movement and expression. Founded by puppeteer Yoshiya Yamamoto in 1982, the theatre has won international recognition and now has more than 30 'members'. Dreams In A Toy Box is showing from August 2 to 3 at the Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre and on August 4 at the North District Town Hall Auditorium. For details call 2370 1044.