Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Walk with Little Amal tomorrow on the Lower East Side and East Village

Photo by @respectivecollective via Instagram 

You've likely read about Little Amal, a larger-than-life representation of a young refugee from Syria. 

Little Amal, who symbolizes hope for displaced refugees, has been in NYC this month on a 17-day tour. 

Tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 28), Little Amal will be on the Lower East Side and the East Village. The itinerary for "The Walk" starts at the Tenement Museum at 1 p.m. and Clemente Soto Vélez Center at 4 p.m. The 12-foot puppet will then be at La Mama on Fourth Street between Second Avenue and the Bowery at 7 p.m. for a procession over to Washington Square Park. Details here

Per the Walk With Amal website
It takes four puppeteers to bring Little Amal to life: one on each arm, one supporting her back and one inside walking on stilts. This fourth puppeteer also controls "the harp," a complex tapestry of strings that animate Little Amal's face, head and eyes. 
Little Amal Walks NYC is a co-production between The Walk Productions and St. Ann’s Warehouse in association with Handspring Puppet Company.

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