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February Vacation Puppet Pop-up

Presented by Artbeat at Artbeat Creativity Store and Studio, Arlington

February 15 - February 21

Puppeteer Margaret Moody will bring her popular puppet shows and puppet making workshops to Artbeat, as the first resident artist in the newly designated open art space.

 

February’s Puppet Pop-up kicks off on Saturday, February 15 at 5 PM with Monkey Makes Mischief in Heaven, a traditional Bu Dai Xi (‘cloth bag theater’) puppet show presented with traditional Taiwanese hand puppets and choreography. Margaret Moody studied Bu Dai Xi with the I Wan Jan Traditional Hand Puppet Troupe...

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Puppeteer Margaret Moody will bring her popular puppet shows and puppet making workshops to Artbeat, as the first resident artist in the newly designated open art space.

 

February’s Puppet Pop-up kicks off on Saturday, February 15 at 5 PM with Monkey Makes Mischief in Heaven, a traditional Bu Dai Xi (‘cloth bag theater’) puppet show presented with traditional Taiwanese hand puppets and choreography. Margaret Moody studied Bu Dai Xi with the I Wan Jan Traditional Hand Puppet Troupe in Taiwan in the 1980s. She loves the acrobatic flourishes of Bu Dai Xi as well as the subtle gestures that reveal a puppet’s personality. This is a performance that older children, teens and adults will especially enjoy.

 

Moody will also present puppet shows: Taking Turns, Tuesday, February 18, 10:30 am and Mathilda’s Bath on Thursday, February 20, 10:30 am. These shows are perfect for children as young as 3 years old and are performed with needle-felted animal puppets.

 

Hands-on puppet making and puppet play will be available the entire week, with everything from silly sock puppets to talking paper plate puppets. For a full schedule of puppetry events, please see margaretmoodypuppets.com.

 

A final workshop on Friday, February 21 brings the ancient art of shadow puppets to the studio, as guests learn to fashion jointed puppets and tell stories with shadows projected onto a screen.

 

Artbeat (www.artbeatonline.com) is located at 212A Mass Ave, near the Capitol Theatre in Capitol Square.

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Dates & times

Thu, Feb 20 @ 10:00 am Fri, Feb 21 @ 10:00 am

Admission

Monkey Makes Mischief in Heaven, Saturday, 2/15 at 5pm Tickets $10: monkeypuppetshow.brownpapertickets.com A Monkey King tale best for people 5 and older. Children should be accompanied by an adult. EBT tickets available at ticketing url Taking Turns, Tuesday, 2/18 at 10:30am Tickets $10: takingturnspuppetshow.brownpapertickets.com A show to delight people age 4 and older. Children should be accompanied by an adult. EBT tickets available at ticketing url Mathilda’s Bath, Tuesday, February 20 at 10:30am Tickets $10: mathildasbathpuppetshow.brownpapertickets.com Featuring Mathilda and her friend Doggie. Best for ages 3 and older.Children should be accompanied by an adult. EBT tickets available at url Puppet-making, 12PM to 3PM, February 15 to 21: Cost: $15 per person; $5 for adult accompanying child to make a puppet, too

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