by Stephen falla
Final weekend New York Metropolis welcomed Little Amal, an enormous puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee woman that’s the heart of the interactive, touring efficiency The Stroll. Within the firm’s personal phrases, Little Amal’s journey “is a celebration of migration and cultural variety that tells the story of the contributions made by refugees and immigrants. It represents the refugee story as considered one of potential, success, respect, hospitality, and kindness.”
Every neighborhood inside New York Metropolis has welcomed Little Amal with hand-crafted flowers, companion puppets, and tune. It takes a staff of 4 puppeteers to function the twelve-foot carbon fiber puppet (created by Handspring Puppet Firm) which is able to proceed to stroll by way of all 5 boroughs of New York Metropolis by way of October 2.
Learn extra about The Stroll, upcoming occasions and routes, and Handspring Puppet Firm at walkwithamal.org.
Learn an article by Carol Sterling in “The Spirit” the native newspaper for the Higher West Aspect: