“This is such a wonderful program, educational and entertaining at the same time. The kids enjoyed the stories and especially the opportunity to participate in the show. Your artistry and professionalism are amazing. Can’t wait to have you back this summer!”
SUMMER LIBRARY ASSEMBLY PROGRAMS
Discover the magical world of shadow puppetry with Daniel Barash of THE SHADOW PUPPET WORKSHOP.
After first introducing audience members to the art of shadow puppetry (including numerous puppets from Southeast Asia), Daniel will then perform shadow puppetry versions of "Read to the Rhythm"-inspired folktales from around the world.
The audience will be encouraged to participate throughout the program, and volunteers will be invited up to the shadow screen to help perform the shows. Plus, audience members will receive shadow puppet templates to continue the fun at home! See you in the land of rhythm and shadows!
Daniel Barash, based in Berkeley, CA, has presented hundreds of shadow puppetry assembly programs across the United States. His performances are engaging, participatory, and fun!
Daniel is one of 43 Kennedy Center National Workshop Leaders, and travels around the country sharing his love of shadow puppetry with both educators and students.
*NOTE: If your library system is not participating in the "Read to the Rhythm" theme, assembly programs can be tailored to your needs.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LIBRARY ASSEMBLIES
What Librarians Have Said:
“The Shadow Puppet Workshop delights our library audience. The tales are fun and the staging is beautiful. Children help perform the stories and learn how the dramatic effects of light and shadow are achieved.”
“Daniel has performed two different shows here at the San Bruno Library and each has been engaging and interactive. He presents the stories and the "behind the scenes" information very well - bringing folk tales to life and demonstrating the accessibility of this ancient art form. Children and adults alike enjoyed the presentation. I was especially impressed with his ability to hold the attention of all 160 attendees and still bring children from the audience up on stage, effectively involving them in the storytelling.”
“Daniel performed his shadow puppetry program for children of all ages and adults. The group was hypnotized by his puppets - I would highly recommend this entertaining program for a wide range of children.”