Friday, May 13, 2016

Animal Tales at Russell Library this Saturday

Adelka Polak will perform her latest Sova Theater solo work, Tales that Only Look Tall,  which is a collection of true stories about bizarre and beautiful encounters with wild animals through the seasons in rural CT. Her stories combine original dance, eclectic live music & sounds with handmade masks and puppets by fine artist and sculptor Justin Perlman. This event is perfect for all ages and the whole family.
From 1:30 to 2:00pm, pre-show activities will help prepare the audience for the program. The show runs for 45 minutes, ending at 2:45.
Adelka Polak is the founder and Artistic Director of SOVA Dance and Puppet Theater. She is a dancer, puppeteer, mask-performer and movement director whose work has traveled to Denmark, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and Turkey. She also performed in the duo performance of This World, the Next, and Then the Peach Orchard at the Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival in 2010. In the past she worked with Squonk Opera who went from junkyards to Broadway and performed at Lincoln Center Outdoors and LaMama, E.T.C. with the Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater of NYC. Ms. Polak was featured on CPTV’s 'Spotlight on the Arts” with Masque Theatre in a segment nominated for a cultural Emmy in 2010 and produced by Ed Wierzbiecki. Adelka has a B.A. in Theater and Cultural Studies with honors from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA where she studied modern dance. Most recently, she performed puppets from the Henson Workshop in an original devised production on 'Crane: On Earth, In Sky' led by Heather Henson & Ty Defoe.
Drop-in, no registration.
Co-sponsored by The Friends of the Russell Library and the Connecticut Guild of Puppetry. 

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