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Banners Presents Shadow Theatre Fireflies

Banners Presents Shadow Theatre Fireflies

(March 14, 2017) Amazement awaits as the 2017 Banners spring season at McNeese State University welcomes Shadow Theatre Fireflies at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in the Rosa Hart Theatre at the Lake Charles Civic Center.
        
Shadow theater is a remarkable new take on ancient storytelling forms, combining the traditional art of shadow pShadow Theatre productionuppetry and shadowgraphy with modern technology into a spectacular new art form.
        
Performers use the magic of dance, pantomime, costume and props cloaked in shadow to depict vivid tales and transport the audience to mystical lands through "cinema in silhouette.”
        
Originally formed in 2010 by a group of amateurs from Chernihiv, Ukraine, the creative team of Shadow Theatre Fireflies has participated and placed in numerous European talent shows, “Ukraine’s Got Talent” in Ukraine, “Minute of Fame” in Russia, “Mam Talent” in Poland and “Das Supertalent” in Germany. Shadow Theatre Fireflies has also performed for the Odessa International Film Festival, the International Festival of Contemporary Art and the Qatar Spring Festival.
        
Prepare to be carried away through Fireflies’ fantastical “shadow space” in a unique, language-transcending storytelling experience that is sure to delight audiences of all ages.
        
Tickets will be available at the door at $20 for adults, $5 for students under 18 and free for McNeese and Sowela students with current IDs.
        
Banners is supported by ticket sales, memberships, corporate sponsors and grants. For more information about the program, becoming a member or tickets, visit the Banners website at www.banners.org or call Banners office at 337-475-5123.
        
Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-465-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at cdo@mcneese.edu.