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THE BIG DIPPER: CALENDAR COMPASS and CLOCK
What is the most familiar star pattern in the sky?
Red Herring Puppets has created a stellar production that explores diverse cultural legends and scientific facts about the Big Dipper. This family friendly performance features beautifully crafted marionettes, animated projections, live actors, and original music.
More than half the world’s population sees the Big Dipper most of the year. Red Herring’s creation includes stories from the ancient Chinese, the classical Greeks, the Micmac Indians of Northern Maine and Nova Scotia, and the southern slaves who sought freedom in the North by following the “drinking gourd.” The tales are supported by visual charts that explain how the stars can be used to tell time, keep track of the Seasons, and guide our way at night.
Red Herring Puppets, an award winning professional touring company, delight young audiences with their lively and informative curriculum based "edu-tainment." Lisa Aimee Sturz, Artistic Director is a master puppeteer and teaching artist who has worked with Jim Henson, Julie Taymor, Walt Disney Imagineering, Lucasfilm, the Ice Capades, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Learn more about them at www.redherringpuppets.com
The Asheville Puppetry Alliance, is a non-profit arts organization promoting puppetry in Western North Carolina. This production is part of their Young Audience Series.
PRESS CONTACT: Lisa Sturz 828-273-1488