Sogo Bo: Creating and Animating West African Puppets

Teaching Artist: Diadié Bathily

Guide students through the entire creative process of bringing a story to life. In this multidisciplinary 4-session residency, children learn a traditional morality tale from Mali, West Africa; they meet the characters and each child assumes a role. Each student creates a personal puppet and prepares for a dance presentation where together, in costume and as a team, they demonstrate the story’s message that satisfaction is achieved through hard work.

Audience: Grades 1-6
Format: Workshop, Residency
Curriculum Connections: Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies/Culture
Teaching Artist: Diadié Bathily

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