Paperplay! Adventures in Kamishibai

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Paperplay! Adventures in Kamishibai

Short works created by student performer-designer-storytellers and Natsu Onoda Power, inspired by Japanese kamishibai street performance.

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Davis Performing Arts Center Old North Way Washington, DC 20007

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Created by the Student Ensemble with Prof. Natsu Onoda Power

Welcome back to creative play in the Davis Center! This series of short works created by student performer-designer-storytellers and Natsu Onoda Power is inspired by kamishibai, a style of Japanese street performance that uses illustrated paper placards. PAPERPLAY inventively retools the pre-cinema form of kamishibai, when a solo performer would ride a bicycle around towns and then perform, stopping at street corners to mesmerize children with folk tales, intrigue grown-ups with pulp fiction, and sometimes sell candy. Join us for this solo and ensemble performance that moves in and beyond the Davis Center, using kamishibai!

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER | ROVING, BEGINS IN LOBBY

Estimated run time: 70 minutes with no intermission.

Per Georgetown guidelines for audiences, you must present Georgetown University ID OR proof of vaccination and government-issued ID upon arrival to the Davis Performing Arts Center.

Thursday, October 21 – Saturday, October 23 at 7 p.m., with staggered group excursions

Sunday, October 24 at 2 p.m., with staggered group excursions

Friday, October 29 – Saturday, October 30 at 7 p.m., with staggered group excursions