Thursday, February 14, 2008

Manilatown Heritage Foundation, in association with Kwatro-Kantos, Presents

Manilatown Heritage Foundation, in association with Kwatro-Kantos, Presents

Ramon Abad and Larry Reed
On Shadow Puppetry and Community Theater

February 15, Friday 6-8 pm
International Hotel Manilatown Center
868 Kearny Street (and Jackson), SF
Donations appreciated

Join puppet masters Ramon Abad of Bindlestiff Studio joined by Larry Reed of ShadowLight Productions as they present the roots and influence of Shadow puppetry in Community Theater. Followed by a short workshop/demo.
Ramon is a Filipino American puppeteer, artist, and teacher. In 1997 he joined tongue in A mood, Bindlestiff Studio's premier Fil Am sketch comedy troup and was part of the original community of theater artists at Bindlestiff Studio on 6th St. With tiAm he collaborated on over a hundred performances at Bindlestiff, throughout the Bay Area and the US. In 1999 he co-directed with Lorna Aquino Chui and Omz Velasco on "The Tico Tico Puppet Show" which was the first two-act Filipino American puppet play in San Francisco. Since 1995 he was also a member of Larry Reed's ShadowLight Productions, the most active shadow theater company in the US. He designed puppets & sets and performed with masks and shadow puppets on shows that have toured throughout the US and the United Kingdom through Jim Henson's International Puppetry Festival.

Larry Reed earned his MFA in filmmaking at the San Francisco Arts Institute in 1971 and founded ShadowLight Productions in 1972 with a mission to bring the stories of the world to light. Since 1972, he has been studying and performing Balinese mask and puppet theater. After intensive study with master artists in Bali, in 1972 he formed the Shadow Play Theater Company. The company has twice been awarded the UNIMA/USA Citation for Excellence from the International Puppetry Association.� ShadowLight has been nominated for theatrical design award by the American Theater Wing, presenters of the Tony Awards and various other citations.� Their original interdisciplinary performances combine the power and mystery of shadows, the scale of film, and the immediacy of live performance. Each show is created by a collaborating ensemble of writers, choreographers, composers, designers, actors, dancers, musicians and puppeteers.�

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Globalization: Response & Responsibility Exhibition
January 26-March 1, 2008

Other Events:
Feb 22, Friday 6-8pm
Youth Empowerment event
with United Playaz, ALAY &�the participation of the FCC Hip-Hop Workshop and some video artists.
United Playaz and ALAY discusses youth and empowerment in the Bay Area followed by work from the FCC Hip-Hop Workshop, Johnny Cabaddu & Jay Pugao.

February 28, Thursday 6-8pm
Deconstruction of values through Collage Making with SOMCAN
Bring old magazines, newspapers, scissors and glue. Cut and paste to create your own message through collage making.

All events at International Hotel Manilatown Center
868 Kearny Street (and Jackson)

For more information on each event, check out our website at

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