“Hand-in-Hand” Storytelling Through Shadow Theater in EnglishBy Flushing Town Hall
WhenSep 30th 2020 - Oct 13th, 2020
9/30, 10/7, 10/13 7 PM EDT
“Hand-in-Hand” Storytelling Through Shadow Theater
Performance and Storytelling Workshops. Watch Live on YouTube.
Session I: Hand in Hand performance – WED, SEPT 30, 7 PM EDT – RSVP
Session II: Storytelling workshop – WED, OCT 7, 7 PM EDT – RSVP
Session III: Shadow puppet workshop – TUE, OCT 13, 7 PM EDT – RSVP
During this difficult time of the COVID 19 pandemic, we spend so much time with our family. What can be a better opportunity for us to know and understand each other more? Puppetry artist Spica Wobbe interviewed her mom and used it as inspiration to create the show Hand in Hand. From these interviews and her childhood memories Spica turned those stories into shadows. The image of a mother holding her daughter’s hand conveys how the previous generation took care of the next generation. Through shadow, light, music and storytelling, it also tells how Spica’s mother, a self-taught artist, Ms. Shia Zhaozhi, used her paintings to document her life stories growing up in Taipei, Taiwan.
Beginning Tuesday, September 30, join Spica as she presents her new performance, Hand in Hand! In the weeks following the performance, Spica will lead two workshops in storytelling and shadow theater. Come learn with the artist and create your own story and bring it to life with shadow puppetry! The performance and workshops will be held in English and Mandarin.
It is highly encouraged that people attend all three events in the series, however, audiences can select any number of events (and content will still be understandable).
Ages 10 and up