Oct 14, 2023
Oct 15, 2023

La MaMa Kids: The Tale of An-Noor

By Marina Celander

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The Tale of An-Noor, written and performed by Marina Celander, is the tale of a magic bird who flies great distances to visit her friends the Old Tree and the Old River. An-Noor listens to her friends and they share tales of epic migrations, sorrows and loss, of overcoming huge odds, and feeling joy in everyday life at the edge of the river. An-Noor, the magic bird, guides young children at night when they can see her the best. Told through dance, puppetry and light An-Noor lets children know that there is magic all around us as long as we keep on dreaming and following the stars.

October 21 – Saturday at 11AM
La MaMa Kids Workshop

This movement oriented workshop for the young movers will focus on the community building and dance making process of every body present in the studio. We start with a warm up, to get our bodies and our minds ready, and then we let our imagination free to explore how to express ourselves with our bodies, and to tell a story. We will explore storytelling with the use props, and we will play with some of the props from the children’s show The Tale of An-Noor. No previous dance experience is needed for this creative movement workshop.


Marina Celander received the Pan Asian Rep’s Lila Kan Red Socks Award for contribution to Asian-American theatre, and was nominated for the Innovation In Performance Award for her solo show Mermaid’s Howl at the Stockholm Fringe Festival. Mermaid’s Howl was invited to La MaMa’s Tony award-winning season 2018. Sea She (live), interactive and multidisciplinary performance, in Dumbo 2021; hosted by Brooklyn Arts Council and Dumbo BiD. Stone She at La MaMa Moves! 2022, a meditation on our state of the world and what we do as women to find our witchery to overcome and heal. The Tale of An-Noor, with its first full showing at the Estrogenius Festival 2023, is Marina’s most recent solo endeavor. As a hula student, Marina had the honor of studying with notable Kumu Hula (hula master teachers), and has made it her mission to spread aloha and hula in New York City’s public elementary schools. Gratitude to La Mama!

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La MaMa Kids Online presents kids performances and hands-on workshops online, timed especially for “after school” viewing! La MaMa will continue to use emerging technologies to create a new venue for artistic expression that questions how art can function and how we as a society can survive challenging periods of history.

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