Hula Fairies and Cathy Shaw MC this years La MaMa Kids Winter Wonderland Featuring works from East Village Dance, Doppelskope Puppet, Sova Theater and Maiko Kikuchi
La MaMa Family weaves its magic and excitement for La MaMa’s End-of-Year celebration event – a fun-filled immersive performance by La MaMa resident artists. Site-specific performances travel throughout the Annex building, each inspired by the theme of ‘Winter Wonderland’. Featuring scenes from The Shell Shocked Nut, by East Village Dance, work by Jane Catherine Shaw and many more!
Embracing puppetry, storytelling, dance, music and theatre, this is a unique holiday event for the whole family. All ages encouraged to attend!
Join us in designing and building a special Winter Wonderland Gingerbread House with Kim Ima, founder of The Treats Truck.
Wonderland Performance Line Up
An Excerpt from Sova Theater’s performance Branches
Branches is a nonverbal conversation between three artists from various disciplines, displaying imagery of the seasons, life cycles and the movement of our solar system. The moon connects all people from all languages and regions of the world, rural and urban. Every person experiences the image and affect of the moon throughout our lives as the magnificent sight lights up our landscape when in full form reflecting the beauty of our sun.
An Excerpt from Doppelskope’s performance Growl!
Growl! is a rollicking fairytale romp that turns the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears on its furry little ear! Doppelskope’s uniquely interactive theatrical adventure combines puppetry, music, and physical comedy — and invites the audience into a world of zany, fantastical fun. Brought to you by Porridge!
An Excerpt from Maiko Kikuchi’s performance No Need For A Night Light On A Light Night Like Tonight
Based on familiar tongue twisters, No Need For A Night Light is an experiment between text and design. Aimless idioms are tucked in and repurposed, only to be reborn as strange dreams. Although the piece employs sophisticated shadow puppets, curious animation, and elaborate headpieces, its genre remains the ordinary condition of aimlessness.
An Excerpt from East Village Dance’s performance The Shell Shocked Nut
The Shell-Shocked Nut upends the classic structure of E.T. Hoffman’s Nutcracker, relocates it in the East Village, and uses a cast of lively characters to explore themes of loss and recovery. A war veteran and a wandering child take us on a journey through the iconic and the everyday of the East Village – stopping at Tompkins Square Park, Economy Candy Store, the aisles of a corner bodega, the interior of a East Village home, and much more, under the Artistic Direction of Martha Tornay.
La MaMa Kids
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.
Best Holiday Shows for NYC Kids
“The legendary avant-garde arts center celebrates the season with an offbeat interactive experience created by some of its kookiest resident artists. This immersive performance features site-specific works throughout the multilevel theater, all inspired by the winter wonderland theme. Leave your expectations at the door: This genre-busting installation includes acting, puppetry, storytelling, dance, and music” ~ Raven Snook, Mommy Poppins