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BELONG - Overhead Projector Puppets: Mixing Shadow Puppets With Sand Drawings with Sofía Padilla and Cincinnati's Table at The American Sign Museum

Presented by Visionaries + Voices and American Sign Museum and Wave Pool at American Sign Museum, Cincinnati OH

Oct 11 2023
BELONG - Overhead Projector Puppets: Mixing Shadow Puppets With Sand Drawings with Sofía Padilla and Cincinnati's Table at The American Sign Museum

Explore Sand and Shadow Puppetry in a performance and workshop by Sofía Padilla while enjoying a delicious dinner cooked for guests at the magical evening at the American Sign Museum.

Belong, an overhead shadow puppet and sand drawing performance by Sofía Padilla, follows the path of a family forced to flee their home and their struggles to navigate the system while rebuilding their identity.

This performance will be followed by OVERHEAD PROJECTOR PUPPETS: Mixing Shadow Puppets and Sand Drawings. This multilevel workshop will guide you in how to create Shadow Puppets and explore Sand Drawings, as well as how this two elements can interact with each other. You can use your creations for Live Performance, Stop Motion Animation or Filmmaking!

Sofía Padilla is a theatre artist from Mexico City who works internationally as a director, puppeteer and actor. She graduated from the acting conservatory Centro Universitario de Teatro UNAM, Mexico City, in 2007.  In 2016 Sofía joined Bread and Puppet Theater in Vermont USA as a puppeteer, and has performed on seven tours across North America. On Television, Sofía worked as the Assistant Director of the 2016 season of Sesame Street in Mexico City: “Listos a Jugar”. Currently she is the Artistic Co-Director of Paradox Teatro which she founded in  2017 with Davey T Steinman and continues to work with Bread and Puppet Theater.

Cincinnati’s Table is a series of dinners held at neighborhood community centers around the city. The series aims to bridge relationships within neighborhoods including but not limited to helping immigrants connect with each other and their neighbors through shared meals. Each of these meals revolves around a theme, which are introduced by a local artist through an interactive artwork or installation and are strengthened by food cooked by an immigrant or refugee in order to best start conversations across many groups and bridge divides within our city. Our meal will be prepared by Chef by Chef Fabiola Rodriguez from Michoacan, Mexico. Read more about Cincinnati’s Table here.


To participate in this free, all ages and abilities workshop + performance + dinner, you must sign up:

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  • Oct 11, 2023 at 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm (Wed)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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