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Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets

Grade Level/Maximums: Technical Requirements: Fee:

Your School’s Portion:

K-6, 350 students, 50 minutes, 3/day Will provide all tech for schools. Need access to electrical outlet. $716 /1, $1320/2 same day/same school $358 /1, $660/2 same day/same school

Grade Level/Maximums: Technical Requirements: Fee:

Your School’s Portion:

2-6, 30 students, 50-60 minutes; 4/day Supply list available (primarily school art supplies) $304/1 in conjuction with performance or for multiple workshops $152/1 in conjuction with performance or for multiple workshops

REFERENCES: Jay Crofford, David Cox Elementary, 980-343-6540 Ginny Zehr, United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, 919-839-1498 WEBSITE: www.loydartists.com

Application deadline: October 5, 2016 at 5pm

VISUAL ARTS

WORKSHOPS: Shadow Puppetry Student Workshops for 2nd-6th graders, Hobey combines storytelling with shadow puppetry and brings a variety of cultures to life in the classroom through favorite stories. During this workshop, Hobey will demonstrate shadow puppetry and teach students to make a simple “rod” puppet, basically a character’s body on one or more sticks. Students will become familiar with tales from several different cultures, ultimately choosing one to illustrate with their own easily-made shadow puppets and learn shadow puppetry performance techniques.

LITERARY

ASSEMBLY PERFORMANCES: Hobey Ford’s performances incorporate a variety of puppetry styles: Bunraku, rod, marionettes, “Foamies” and shadow puppetry. He adapts tales from various cultures for many of his performances, always adding a special “Golden Rod” twist. He designs and constructs all of his Golden Rod puppets and the beautiful sets that surround them. Hobey tours a repertoire of up to six performances for preschool to middle school students with various curricular focus. Each performance is accompanied by a study guide.

THEATER ARTS

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Winner of the UNIMA Citation for Excellence and three Jim Henson Foundation grants, Hobey Ford is known for his excellence in puppetry performance and craft as well as his skill as a master storyteller. Hobey designs and constructs all of his Golden Rod puppets. Hobey’s performances present puppetry styles and traditional tales from the United States and around the world.

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