VIDEO: The color in shadows—Madcap Puppets lights up an age-old artform

Company rekindles 'The Firebird'

CINCINNATI -- Shadow puppetry has come a long way since children first combined back lighting, a white sheet and some imaginative hands.

Case in point: Madcap Puppets' production of "The Firebird." 

Madcap is rekindling the Stravinsky ballet fairy tale for two weekends of local performances and subsequent touring. In this video, from the company's Westwood warehouse, we learn about the complexities of modern shadow puppetry from both sides of the screen.

IF YOU GO ...

What: "The Firebird" by Madcap Puppets

When: 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18; 1 and 3 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Also 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center.

Cost: $8 (free at the Cincinnati Art Museum for museum members).

Info: madcappuppets.com or (513) 921-5965

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