Skirball Puppet Festival

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Date(s) - Apr 17
12:00 am



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The Skirball Cultural Center presents its fifth annual Puppet Festival, featuring new and classic tales brought to life by an array of puppets, live music, and art making. A campus-wide, daylong celebration of the art of puppetry, the family-friendly festival showcases some of the most talented puppeteers and artists working in a range of cultural and artistic styles.

Experience a variety of innovative, imaginative performances—from Animal Cracker Conspiracy’s inspired take on Leonardo da Vinci’s “flying machines” and the eternal quest for flight to a show made almost entirely of newspaper and packing tape led byMark Royston. Throughout the day, be amazed by large pageant puppets roaming the campus, including Robin Walsh’s firebird; play with Paul Zaloom’s friendly hound Hanes; and look out for Todd McClain aka “Captain Tall Tale” as he wanders around on stilts.

Drop by workshops to learn more about puppetry and even make puppets to participate in the Festival Finale. The final festival performance tells a Nigerian flood story and showcases Noah’s Ark at the Skirball™ storytellers and the Rogue Artists Ensemble.

New and ongoing exhibitions, including Noah’s Ark, will also be open throughout the day.