May 11, 2016
Join us on Sunday, June 5th to kick start our new series of family programs designed to delight and inspire audiences of all ages.
Unplugged Sundays @ the Michener feature performance artists who will engage the audience through storytelling, music, puppetry, and more. The range of performers in 2016 will include artists who specialize in multicultural themes, classic tales, and global perspectives, sparking connections and inspiring youth and family audiences.
On Sunday, June 5th, Kuniko Yamamoto will make Japanese folk tales come alive. She enchants audiences of every age with dramatic storytelling using myths and fables from ancient and modern Japan, spiced with social revelations to educate and amuse. Yamamoto uses traditional Japanese music, handcrafted masks, stylized movement, and a touch of magic to create an artistic balance of illusion and reality.
On Sunday, July 17th, Charlotte Blake Alston will inspire an afternoon of African folk tales that make you say “Hmmm.” These traditional Porquoi (or “why”) tales offer listeners of all ages food for thought, often providing creative and humorous explanations for nature and our relationship with the earth and the universe. With shekere, talking drum, kalimba, kora, and a mesmerizing voice, Alston breathes life into ancient and contemporary tales and casts a spell over her audiences for an unforgettable experience.
New! Unplugged Sundays @ the Michener
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Free/Advance registration required
For more information about Unplugged Sundays @ the Michener and to secure your spot at one of these programs, click here! Unplugged Sundays @ the Michener is sponsored by the Leff Family Foundation.