Online Puppet Playdate:
Anansi the Spider

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Date(s): 2/19/22
Start time: 10:00 AM
End time: 11:00 AM


Phone: 404-873-3391
Type: Family & Kids, Theater & Performing Arts, Virtual & Online

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Trickster folktales are told in different cultures throughout the world – they tease and we learn. In this hands-on, interactive program, meet Anansi the Spider, a favorite trickster folk hero from the country of Ghana in West Africa. Our presenter uses pictures and movement exercises to engage and enlist the audience in reenacting Anansi stories, as told through Gerald McDermont’s Caldecott-winning children’s book. A brilliantly-colored shadow puppet short film then brings Anansi to life in another story where he’s joined by Sister Mud Turtle. The program concludes with an interactive puppet-making activity to create your very own Anansi Shadow Puppet!

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