Overture Center’s Kids in the Rotunda is a series of free artistic programs designed for children and families which runs from the last weekend in September through April. This popular performing arts series on the Rotunda Stage offers a relaxed, kid-friendly environment in which to enjoy a diverse lineup of local and regional musicians, storytellers, jugglers, theater troupes, magicians and dancers. The programs run every Saturday at 9:30 am, 11 am and 1 pm (each performance lasts around 45 minutes). The 1 pm performances are sign language interpreted.
This week’s performer is Daniel Barash (Shadow Puppetry)
“Experience the bold shapes, vivid colors, and dramatic movement of shadow puppetry, an ancient performance art in which the shadows of rod puppets are cast upon a lit screen to other-worldly effect. After introducing traditional shadow puppets from Southeast Asia, Daniel Barash will bring tales from near and far ‘to life’ using shadow puppetry. Employing audience participation throughout the puppetry retellings (children will be called upon to help handle the shadow puppets behind the screen), Daniel will introduce you to this most unique performance art. See you in the land of shadows!”