La MaMa Kids: While You Are Out

March 23 - March 24, 2019

Downstairs | 66 East 4th Street

Saturday at 2PM & Sunday at 12PM

For Ages 4 and Up -- Family Friendly

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By Sova Theater
An interactive performance & workshop based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

While You Are Out lands audiences in the heart of Shakespeare’s imagination as woven into “Midsummer Night’s Dream” Act II where the fairies and sprites along with their king & queen play tricks on each other or anyone else who may find themselves wandering through the forest past dark. Sova Theater’s hand, rod and shadow puppets by Justin Perlman & Adelka Polak entangle natural plant materials with textiles and handmade papers into some larger than life forms creating a basis for our forest characters in this constructed and wondrous reality of the fairy kingdom.
This performance invites audiences to come both ready to dance and dressed as fairies, sprites and woodland creatures. Crystal Cymbalogy will create magical rhythms for our feet and wings. Come help to bring the forest to life at La Mama as we dive into our dreams here among the trees, winged creatures and tricksters.

This production is by the Puffin Foundation

About the Artists

Sova Dance and Puppet Theater celebrates humanity and the environment by engaging audiences through live performance combining the moving body, puppetry, mask, video, dance, and artistic installations. The combined ingredients communicate that which cannot be described in words, and therefore are accessible to communities around the globe.
“Sova” means “owl” in Slovak and also refers to an asteroid belt named by a Czech astronomer.
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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!