The ArtsCenter Photoblog

December 10, 2009

Rainbow Bridge

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lyndsay Booth @ 1:44 pm

Last Saturday morning the ArtsCenter was filled with the ooooh’s and ahhh’s of children marveling at Hobey Ford and his puppets. Ford, who preformed at the ArtsCenter last year, told three folktales using his rod shadow puppets and then brought out some more life-like animals. He ended his show by answering questions from his young audience. Check out his website for more on how to make some simply puppets and as always click on “more” at the bottom of the post for more pictures.

Hobey Ford takes a break from his stories to explain how his puppets work.

The snake, the bat, and the chameleon lie around in the beginning of the Puertrican folktale "Little Coqui". In the next scene the parrot king tells the animals they are too lazy and should prepare for a race he will hold at the end of the month. The winner will recieve one wish.

The snake, the bat, and the chameleon lie around in the beginning of the Puerto Rican folktale "Little Coqui". In the next scene the parrot king tells the animals they are too lazy and should prepare for a race he will hold at the end of the month. The winner will recieve one wish.

Little Coqui, a frog, prepares for the race. None of the other animals though they would need to prepare for the race because they could win without preparing.

Little Coqui, a frog, prepares for the race. None of the other animals though they would need to prepare for the race because they could win without preparing.

Little Coqui wins the race! Since he had previously had the smallest voice on the island, he wished to have the loudest. To this day, if you ever visit Puerto Rico, Little Coqui's voice is still the loudest of the night.

Ford becomes an alligator with this puppet.

The alligator gets Ford's leg!!

The alligator tries to eat Ford's leg!

Ford uses rods to make this eagle fly around the stage.

Ford uses rods to make a bald eagle fly around the stage.

Ford show's off his blue whale, the last in a set of puppets of North American animals.

Ford shows off his blue whale, the last in a set of puppets of North American animals.

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