Help celebrate magical world of puppetry

LEGENDARY Persian poem ‘Shahnameh’ (The Book of Kings) will be brought to life in the dazzling digital version of shadow puppet play ‘Feathers of Fire’ as part of Horizon Theatre’s Sharing Culture Festival this month.

The festival is a special event to mark Horizon’s 25th anniversary celebrating the art of puppetry and the talented artists that bring it to life.
Horizon Artistic Director Maddie Slabacu said there would be a series of events to cater for audiences of all ages, showcasing local and international puppetry.
“We have lived through a terrible pandemic that increased feelings of isolation and loneliness,” she said.
“We understand people are longing for something positive and uplifting to do and, thanks to funding from Multicultural NSW, we are able to stage a festival that will help bring people back together.”
Kicking off the festival, Horizon puppeteers will perform ‘An Alien Adventure’, a story about a young female who visits Earth and discovers the things we share in common are more important than the things that make us different.
“A spectacular show for children, aged four years and up, it includes themes such as togetherness, friendship, protecting our planet, reaching for goals and achieving our dreams,” Maddy said.
It’s on offer from Monday to Friday, May 23-27, at 10.30am and 11.30am, with tickets $5 a child.
‘Feathers of Fire’ is a cinematic shadow play for all ages and on offer on Saturday, May 28, 4-6pm.
There will also be number of performances in the studio space inside the amphitheatre in the weeks leading up to it.
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