Student Matinee: Manual Cinema: Ada/Ava Featuring Aaron David Miller, organist
Thu, Feb 29 10:30 am CT
In-person / Livestream
On-demand through Mar 8
Recommended for Grades 3-12
“To describe Manual Cinema as just a shadow puppet show is to say Pixar makes cartoons” (Chicago Tribune). The collective imaginatively combines shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, sound effects, and live organ music in a haunting performance like nothing you’ve ever seen.Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada solitarily marks time until a carnival—and a visit to the mirror maze—plunges her into a gothic New England journey. The matinee will include a shadow puppetry Show & Tell and an opportunity to ask questions to the artists!
If you have questions, contact email@example.com. If you need assistance with your tickets, please call the box office at 612-624-2345.
A Sensory Friendly Lounge equipped with sensory supports and staffed by trained volunteers will be available to all guests who are seeking a safe and soothing atmosphere during this and other select performances. Learn more on the Accessibility Services page.
Use this writing activity for students to evaluate the event in a review format.
Ask students to imagine that they are an arts critic for the school newspaper. They are going to write a review to inform others about what they experienced. They should describe with detail and accuracy:
Remind the students that they must paint a picture of the experience with their words so that others who did not see the performance can imagine it as vividly as possible.