Around the World with Karen & Nicole: “Hats for the Jizos,” a story from Japan
February 7, 2021 –
Presented in partnership with the Riverside Art Museum
and the City of Riverside’s First Sundays Program
Sunday, February 7, 2021 2 pm on Zoom
Free. RSVP: tinyurl.com/aroundtheworldstory5
As we shelter at home, join Inlandia On February 7, 2021 on Zoom as we take you to distant lands without ever leaving your living room.
In this heartwarming traditional Kamishibai (paper theatre) story from Japan, “Hats for the Jizos,” an old man has an act of generosity mysteriously and richly rewarded.
Master puppeteer Nicole Cloeren joins beloved storyteller Karen Rae Kraut for a powerful mix of interactive storytelling and puppetry. Karen's stories and Nicole's puppets will open your eyes to new ways of interpreting the world and open your hearts to a powerful form of play.
Nicole Cloeren is the founder of Puppets a la Carte, where she uses puppets and techniques of improvisation to create a space of surprise and wonder in which we can all learn from one another. She is a resident artist at Riverside Studios, has performed with puppets at numerous indoor, outdoor, and online events around southern California, and loves partnering with other artists.
Karen Rae Kraut has been blending story, song and creative movement in schools, libraries, museums and theatres from California to East Tennessee since 1990. She has toured for the Smithsonian, and was commissioned by the McCallum Theatre to create a storyteller’s version of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” Karen’s CD, “Cooler Water Cora and Other Stories,” is the winner of an iParenting Media Award for Audio Excellence and a National Parenting Publications Honors Award. She has performed for Riverside’s First Sundays program since its inception in 1997.
This program is brought to you in partnership with Riverside Art Museum and City of Riverside’s First Sundays programming.
The Riverside Art Museum strives to integrate art into the lives of people in a way that engages, inspires, and builds community by presenting thought-provoking exhibits and providing quality classes and events that instill a lifelong love of the arts.