Oct 6, 2019
Oct 20, 2019

La MaMa Kids: Tomte

A Puppet Performance
By Tom Lee
Ages 4+

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Tomte from La MaMa on Vimeo.

Tomte is an intimate shadow puppet performance adapted from “The Tomten” by Astrid Lindgren and the poem by Victor Rydberg.  A Tomte is a Swedish gnome, a quiet and unseen caretaker who watches over the lives of humans and animals.  On a cold winter night on a snow covered farm, Tomte teaches us about the importance of kindness and looking after living things.

Following the piece, puppeteer Tom Lee reveals the technology behind the performance and the kuruma ningyō style as well as answering questions from the audience.

Received support as part of The Jim Henson Foundation 2019 Presenter’s Grant

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“It’s a Scandinavian story told in the style of Japanese puppetry, which makes it totally New York City.”

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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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