Making & Performing Shadow Puppetry
Friday 17th June, 10:00 a.m.
Go Create! Great Ormond Street Hospital
Sunday 19th June, 3:00 p.m.
North London Community Centre, Holmleigh Primary School
Saturday 5th November, 1.30 p.m.
Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square
Komola Collective delivered shadow puppetry performances and shadow puppet-making workshops for GO Create! in Great Ormond Street Hospital as part of their Creative and Wellbeing Week. We also performed our shadow puppetry performance for North London Community Centre's children's festival in Holmleigh Primary School. In November we delivered shadow puppetry making workshop for Stratford Circus Arts Centre.
The story of Bonbibi unfolds deep in the heart of the Sundarbans, the dense mangrove forests spreading from the southern shores of Bangladesh to the easternmost corner of West Bengal.
Humans are slowly destroying the forest, felling trees for wood and animals for food. Dokkhin Rai, a spirit of the forest, is half-man and half-beast. He transforms himself into a tiger to devour humans, taking their lives as payment for all the riches they plunder from the jungle. Bonbibi, a child left in the forest by her poor parents to be raised by animals, is chosen by Allah to embark on a quest. She must restore the balance between man and animal and save the environment they share, their habitat and livelihood.
'It was fantastic how Komola Collective were able to adapted the show to meet our specific needs.'
GO Create! Great Ormond Street Hospital