Mar 13, 2012

Book Release & Puppet Show Premiere

It's here! The book release and puppet show premiere of Nalah and the Pink Tiger, Scarletta Kids' first foray into picture books! The party starts at 10 am this Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre. The show will be performed again at 12 pm.
Nalah and the Pink Tiger is about a rambunctious little girl, Nalah, who lives so intensely in her imagination that grown-ups view her as a troublemaker. To illustrate the book, author Anne Sawyer-Aitch developed a style that she calls illuminated illustration, featuring multiple layers and backlighting that create vibrant, textured pages.
To accompany the book, Anne has created a traveling, one-person, shadow puppet show following the book’s story line. This was made possible with various partnerships with local artists.

Anne was awarded funding from several organizations, including the Jim Henson Foundation. In addition, this activity is made possible, in part, by funds provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) from an appropriation by the Minnesota legislature and also made possible by grants from Puppeteers of America Endowment Fund and VSA Minnesota.Anne Sawyer-Aitch is a puppeteer and stilt-walker. She grew up reading the books of great Minnesota writers and illustrators like Maud Hart Lovelace (author of the Betsy-Tacy series) and Wanda Gag (Millions of Cats). Anne creates puppet pieces of all kinds: parade floats, giant stilt puppets, and intricate color shadow shows. She is a Minnesota State Arts Board Roster Artist. She lives in Minneapolis with her computer genius husband and a pack of imaginary dogs. Nalah and the Pink Tiger is her first book.
Additional dates for Nalah and the Pink Tiger puppet shows can be found here.

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