African Folktales in the Trickster Tradition
PRESENTED FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES VIA ZOOM
Trickster folktales are told in different cultures throughout the world – they tease and we learn. In this hands-on, interactive program, meet Anansi the Spider, a favorite trickster folk hero from the country of Ghana in West Africa. Our presenter uses pictures and movement exercises to engage and enlist the audience in reenacting Anansi stories, as told through Gerald McDermont’s Caldecott-winning children’s book. A brilliantly-colored shadow puppet short film then brings Anansi to life in another story where he’s joined by Sister Mud Turtle. The program concludes with an interactive puppet-making activity to create your very own Anansi Shadow Puppet!
Tickets must be purchased at least one hour prior to event to receive Zoom link and puppet-making materials list. Please support the Center by purchasing a ticket for everyone who’ll be enjoying this presentation.
The Center for Puppetry Arts is pleased to include American Sign Language-Interpreted Performances and Audio-Described Performances in our 2022-2023 season. Scheduled performances are listed below.