La MaMa Kids: Tomte

October 06 - October 20, 2019

Downstairs Lounge | 66 East 4th Street (Basement Level)

Saturday at 11am; Sunday at 2pm

$15 Tickets

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A Puppet Performance
By Tom Lee
Ages 4+

Tomte is an intimate shadow puppet performance adapted from “The Tomten” by Astrid Lindgren and the poem by Victor Rydberg.  A Tomte is a Swedish gnome, a quiet and unseen caretaker who watches over the lives of humans and animals.  On a cold winter night on a snow covered farm, Tomte teaches us about the importance of kindness and looking after living things.
Following the piece, puppeteer Tom Lee reveals the technology behind the performance and the kuruma ningyō style as well as answering questions from the audience. 

Received support as part of The Jim Henson Foundation 2019 Presenter's Grant

About La MaMa Kids

La MaMa Kids is a series of creative workshops and performances for the young and the young at heart. Master artists from LaMaMa teach theatre crafts in workshops that encourage imaginative play and hands-on learning. Children and adults learn the basics of storytelling, dance, mask and puppet-making, and more!
Held monthly, La MaMa Kids is fun for the whole family! Find out more on the La MaMa Kids page!