Fairy Tales of Old Russia

Journey with PRINCE IVAN on the back of a grey wolf in search of the dazzling FIREBIRD.    Quest with VASILISA THE BRAVE in search of the chicken legged hut of the BABA YAGA.     Mr.Damon invites young artists from the audience to become a part of the stories and features original live music.

Vasilisa the Brave will need some help from her feathered friends on her journey.  Bring your Russian Bullfinch shadow puppet bird to a library performance and join the show!

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Enjoy a highly entertaining demonstration of Asian music, stories, and puppetry traditions including Indonesia, China & India.  The kids are the main performers on our journey which begins with paleolithic cave paintings coming to life, features Kathputli string puppets from India, and Indonesian shadow puppets telling the tale of Hanuman and the Medicine Mountain.

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Take a journey with a spaceman scientist and explore the properties of optics and light, while learning about famous light scientists of Earth History.  This program is ideal for supporting 4th grade science curriculum standards for Georgia.


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The Hero’s Journey through Shadow Puppetry
Cross the threshold into adventure!  Experience the journeys of literary Heroes and Heroines, vividly brought to life through the art of Shadow Puppetry. This program features the stories of Hercules and the hidden origins of the Olympic Games!  Journey with Atalanta of the forest who became the fastest runner in Ancient Greece!  Engaging, participatory shadow puppet theater and live music with Mr. Damon.

Mr.Damon invites young artists from the audience to become a part of the stories and features his original live music.

Activity sheets: the Hero’s Journey, and Boar
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Simple Machines, and the Life of Leonardo, the Renaissance Genius
KnightDragon AAA1ADiscover the Da Vinci in YOU in this innovative puppet show featuring shadow puppet theater and live music.  Join Niccolo the knight and Incendio the dragon as they investigate the relationship between force and motion (S4P3) and the nature of light (S4P1).  Accompany the young Leonardo into the Tuscan countryside,  through his apprenticeship in bustling Renaissance Florence and into his fascinating work as a multifaceted genius whose work touched on engineering, architecture, painting, theater, and more.