"Marvelous Metamorphoses" by Sova Dance & Puppet Theater | SUMMER OUTDOOR SERIES

Sat Jun 29, 2024
10:30am to 11:15pm ET
Age: All ages welcome, especially enjoyed by ages 3-9
Price: Prices vary depending on location and time! More info on our website.
Herter Park Amphitheater

This summer, we’re bringing marvelous puppetry to an outdoor location near you!

June 29 (Sat): 10:30 am at Herter Park Amphitheater, 1175 Soldiers Field Road, Boston (map) Rain date June 30.

July 6 (Sat): 12:00 pm at Emerson College’s UnCommon Stage in the Boston Common, corner of Boylston Street & Tremont Street (map)

July 11 (Thu): 10:30 am at TADPole10, at the Tadpole Playground in the Boston Common (map)

July 13 (Sat): 10:30 am in Brookline, location to be announced

Aug 24 (Sat): 12:00 pm at Emerson College’s UnCommon Stage in the Boston Common, corner of Boylston Street & Tremont Street (map)


About the Show:

Birds, butterflies, frogs, snakes, and more: come celebrate the beautiful — and bizarre! — life cycle transformations that happen every day on our planet. Audience members will wiggle like caterpillars and bloom like flowers to help polliwogs become frogs and butterflies hatch out of chrysalises. You might even go through your own metamorphosis as we sing and dance our way through this joyful show!

All ages welcome, especially enjoyed by ages 3-9
Mixed puppetry styles: rod puppets, hand puppets, and masks, plus original music.
Language: English
From Connecticut!

Original music by Cynthia Quintanal, with Rick Quintanal and Paul Opalach.

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About the Artists:

Sova Dance & Puppet Theater celebrates humanity and the environment by engaging audiences through live performance, communicating that which cannot be described in words, and making art accessible to communities around the globe. Marvelous Metamorphoses premiered at Madison Square Park in 2019 at Kids Fest and has since been presented at numerous venues, including at La Mama Kids!, Battery Park NYC, Wolf Trap Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Greenwich Audubon, Fairfield Audubon, Puppets in Paradise in Vermont, and Carriage Barn Arts Center. The show has also been performed at public schools and private events, including neighborhood backyards.

Adelka Polak (founder and artistic director) has performed with Henson Creature Shop puppets in Ibex Puppetry’s Ajijaak on Turtle Island as Queen of the Blue Crabs, along with the notable deer and bison puppets.  She has provided hundreds of workshops for local schools helping children make puppets for learning about environmental science and art at the earliest stages.  She has workshops available to accompany every show, so that audience members can engage more fully with the content and artistry included.  

Justin Perlman (co-artistic director) is a sculptor and fine artist living in Bethlehem, CT. The pursuit of various artistic processes has taken Justin on diverse roads as exemplified in his work, which exists in private and public collections around the globe. From studies in anthropology at Hampshire College he journeyed to focus on sculpture at the Art Students League of NY. From there he moved to Pietrasanta, Italy so that he may work with master sculptors and artisans of marble carving. Seeking deeper knowledge in sculptural processes, Justin returned to the USA as an apprentice and master chaser at a bronze foundry where he trained in all facets of fine art bronze casting. In 2004, Justin moved to Connecticut where he continues to create works of art for exhibition, as well as private and public commissions. Justin is also teaching sculpture and bronze casting at the Silvermine Art Center in New Canaan, CT.

Lifelong musicians Cynthia and Rick Quintanal bring their passion and expertise to the idea of inquiry into intentional sound. Rick has toured performing with The Don Ellis Orchestra, Kenny Rankin and Jorge Santana’s Malo. Part of the recording scene of LA and San Francisco, now plays with multiple New York Metro area groups in a range of genres. A lifelong singer and performer, Cynthia has performed in a range of settings from concert venue to the spiritual. She is currently with Crystal Cymbalogy and working in New York City theater. She has kept a vibrant healing practice in Connecticut for well over 20 years, combining Sound, energy work, Craniosacral and other forms of body work.



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