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Cantastoria Workshop with Bread & Puppet Theater! Waterfall Arts April 26
April 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
with Bread & Puppet Theater
Thursday, April 26
5:30 – 8:30PM
“Cantastoria” is a street theater form championed by Bread and Puppet Theater that involves the performance of pictures through the use of song, movement, text, and puppetry. The word “canta-storia” comes from Italian (sung story), though the form has its roots in India ca. 600 AD and has flourished in various guises all over Europe and Asia (from Japan (etoki & kamishibai) to Germany (bankelsang) for the last 1,500 years. If puppetry can be said to activate all the objects whose expressive potential lies dormant as a result of the “realistic” aspirations & conventions of actors’ theater, Cantastoria is the region of puppetry that focuses on activating the elements of actors’ theater that lie fallow under the names “the backdrop,” “the set,” or “the curtain.”