The Light of Leonardo
Let your imagination soar with Leonardo Da Vinci and the art of shadow puppetry. Incindeo the dragon and friends take you on a funny and inspiring adventure through Leonardo’s Da Vinci’s life. Travel from the vineyards of Tuscany, through Leonardo’s apprenticeship in Renaissance Florence, and into his fascinating work as a multifaceted genius of science, engineering and art. Fully S.T.E.A.M. powered!
Past Summer 2018 Performances:
May 23 @ 3:30 Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library
May 26 @ 12:00 Decatur Arts Festival
May 31 @ 11:00 and 1:00 at Commerce Public Library, Commerce
June 5 @ 2:00 Lithonia-Davidson Branch Library, Lithonia, GA
June 6 @ 2:30 Hampton Park Library, Cumming GA
June 7 @ 4:00 Northside Branch Library, Atlanta, GA
June 18 @ 2:00 Chamblee Library
June 18 @ 6:00 Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library
June 21 @ 7:00 Nancy Carson Public Library (North Augusta, SC)
June 30 @ 3:00 Ponce Library, (Atlanta, GA)
July 11 @ 3:30 Pell City Library, Pell City (** Teen Workshop **)
July 12 @ 1:00 Hart County Library, Hartwell, GA
July 24 @ 10:30 East Atlanta Branch Library
July 25 @ 11:00 Roswell Library (115 Norcross Street)
HANUMAN THE HERO
Enjoy a highly entertaining demonstration of music, heroic stories, and puppetry traditions of Asia. Our journey which begins with cave paintings of mammoths coming to life on the shadow screen. This program features audience participation, masks, and string puppets from India, and the stunning shadow puppet traditions of China and Indonesia.
Fairy Tales of Old Russia, 2017 Touring Library Show
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!
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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LEGENDS OF LIGHT AND SHADOW
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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