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KidsLIVE and TeenLIVE: KidsLIVE presents Turtle Island Medicine Show

January 22, 2011

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Giant Puppets, Masks & Live Music in a
Contemporary Fable and Cautionary Tale
This show is inspired by the Lenape Indian origin story and current reports from climate studies, and is created by Arm-of-the-Sea directors Marlena Marallo and Patrick Wadden. The show features whimsical kinetic sculptures, richly painted papier mâché masks, and puppet fi gures that range in size from 12 inches to the 16 foot tall Tree of Life. The inventive score loops together gongs, a hoop drum, a jaw harp, and trombone scats in a medley of live sound, while performers bring life to masks and puppets. For ages 4 and older.
This event will be held in the Celeste Bartos Forum.

KidsLIVE  takes children and their families on an enriching cultural and educational journey—including musical performances, live theatre, opportunities to meet authors and illustrators, and much more. KidsLIVE programs feature presenters who reflect the rich diversity of New York City and help young audiences develop their creativity, talents, and love for learning.

All KidsLIVE and TeenLIVE programs are sponsored by the Katerina and Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences.