These are some photos from our performance of Anansi’s Appetite at the Potomac Library in Maryland on January 19, 2013. As you can see, we had a great time!
Anansi leaves spider webs of yarn with audience members playing the different animals.
Genna Davidson playing the hand puppet character Turtle in the story ‘Anansi Goes Fishing.’
Anansi (performed by Cecilia Cackley) tries to trick Turtle into catching fish for him.
Genna Davidson performs Granny Annika in the story ‘Anansi and the Dancing Granny.’
Granny dances away from Anansi, who is singing from up above.
Children at the show try out the puppets for themselves after the performance.
This is just a quick update to say that our Education Page has gotten a makeover! Now we have more information about the workshops that we offer, as well as photos of past workshops and puppets that the students made. Go take a look and admire the fantastic creativity of these kids! If you know a school looking for a unique arts event to offer, send them our way!
Genna and I experimented with adding controls to some old characters last week, including Swirl Dancer, here:
Genna operating Swirl Dancer.
We also created Mophead, a friend for Kismet, who is made of odd plastic pieces and fabric scraps:
He’s a colorful character.
Kismet and Mophead
Some photos of puppets created by students at Friends Community School in College Park, Maryland:
There were no socks, so this student created the same shape with folded fabric and gave him a jingle bell hat!
Crazy hair added to a cork with electrical wire legs makes a fun character.
This student gave her marionette VERY long strings so her tall father could hold it!