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Program name: Turtle Island Medicine Show
Program category: Multicultural- Native American
Nature- Environment
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Program length: 45 minutes
Audience level: Family
Audience size: up to 500
Program description: Turtle Island Medicine Show is a contemporary fable and cautionary tale inspired by both the Lenape Indian origin story and by current reports from climate studies. The show features whimsical kinetic sculptures, richly painted paper mache masks and puppet figures that range in size from 12 inches to the 16 foot tall Tree of Life. Composer & music director Dean Jones' inventive score loops together gongs, hoop drum, jaw harp and trombone scats in a medley of live sound. He also supplies voices for narrator and characters. Meanwhile four nimble, shape-shifting performers bring to life the mask and puppet multitudes. The Lenape origin story describes a great flood and how various animals try to dive to the bottom and bring up mud. When one of them, Muskrat, finally succeeds and Duck and Frog spread the mud on Turtle's back, this tiny island grows into a mighty continent. Arm-of-the-Sea carries the tale into the fossil-fueled modern moment where climate change threatens to de-stabilize this Turtle Island home. Appropriate for family audiences and grades 1-8. School performances include a study guide and post performance discussion with cast. Photos and video available at www.armofthesea.org
Space/special requirements: For schools, a gym floor preferred. Or stage measuring 40'W X 25'D X 15'H
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $1001- $3000
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee: Fees are based on number of performances and region. Lower fees available for multiple bookings in same region.
Other notes:
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Western
Rochester
Central
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Metro
Southeastern
Long Island
Program last updated: 09/03/2008
   
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Performer name: Arm-of-the-Sea Theater
Phone: 845-246-7873
Mailing address: PO Box 175
Malden on Hudson, NY 12453
E-mail address: bookings@armofthesea.org
Website: http://https://ArmoftheSea.org
   
Previous appearances at: Ellenville Public Library & Museum, Ellenville, NY, Phoenicia Public Library, Phoenicia, NY, Morton Library, Pine Hill, NY, New York Public Library, NY, NY, Saugerties Public Library, Saugerties, NY
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Performer information last updated: 06/07/2016

 

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