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Saturday, January 4, 2020: Cardboard Explosion! by Paper Heart Puppets at 10:30am and 1pm
Tickets are going fast for this one-of-a-kind puppetry experience!
“Cardboard Explosion!” brings four original stories to life using nothing but cardboard and the power of your imagination. With help from the audience, puppeteer Brad Shur transforms simple cardboard shapes into elaborate puppet characters, then brings them to life right before your eyes. Get ready to outsmart dragons, choose-your-own superpower, and train adorable animal sidekicks in this fun, energetic, participatory show.
About Paper Heart Puppets: Puppeteer, puppet builder and arts educator Brad Shur is the founder and lead artist of Paper Heart Puppets. Brad began performing as a student at the Rhode Island School of Design. While earning a degree in film, he was a regular performer at late night puppet slams and with Big Nazo Puppets.
From there, Brad went on to tour nationally with Wood and String Puppet Theatre and Vermont Puppetree. As a freelance puppet builder he created puppets for American Idol, Dolly Parton’s Dollywood amusement park and many theaters and other performers. In 2009, he became the Resident Artist at Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline, Massachusetts where he served as the lead teaching artist and touring puppeteer for eight years. During that time, Brad developed six original shows and revived several classic shows created by Paul Vincent Davis.
In 2017, Brad left Puppet Showplace for Poughkeepsie, NY and founded Paper Heart Puppets.
2020 The Greatest Show Online - RVA Circus Arts Camp SIBLING RATE
If you have a registration for multiple children within your household and they will be sharing a computer, you are eligible for a sibling discount. Please make sure you have received confirmation from the director prior to submitting payment.If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the camp director at 804-334-4338.
2020 The Greatest Show Online -- RVA Circus Arts Summer Camp Registration
The Greatest Show Online
Registration is now open!
Ages 9-15 (firm)
August 3-14, 2020
RVA Circus Arts Camp is just around the corner! We are going VIRTUAL, and our dedicated instructors have been working together to create a unique program that turns the virtual learning experience on its head. Our focus is on the creativity that we CAN create and explore together, in community. Our days will be framed around warm-up activities; instructional classes for puppetmaking, presentation skills, juggling, hooping, clown/circus makeup design and application, and games that build community and keep kids moving. Be part of this adventure!