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Cashore Marionettes
Friday, January 25, 10 a.m.
Grades 1-6
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Cashore MarionettesThe Cashore Marionettes are so exceptional in artistry, grace and refinement of movement that they redefine the art of puppetry. The program is a series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes from everyday life set to stunning music by such composers as Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and Copland. The original vignettes, through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, beautiful music, theatrical illusion, and artistic insight, The Cashore Marionettes take the audience on a journey that celebrates the beauty, joy, and wonder of life. 

Joseph Cashore has received numerous awards for his artistry including a Pew Fellowship for Performance Art, based upon his artistic accomplishment; a Henson Foundation Grant, an award intended to help promote puppetry to adult audiences; and a Citation of Excellence from the UNIMA-USA, the highest honor an American puppeteer can receive. The Cashore Marionettes are so well conceived and projected, the movement so convincing, the illusion so powerful, that the result is a compelling, unforgettable theatrical experience.

The Cashore Marionettes will be available to visit two local schools on Thursday, October 11 for in-school performances.  If your school is interested in hosting one of these performances, please contact Carly Shank at 217/206-6150. 

Program Length: 60 minutes
Teaching materials available

Illinois Learning Standards
Fine Arts

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