Known for the “breadth and freedom of their art” (Newsday
critically acclaimed performance troupe Urban Bush Women
collaborates with the National Company of Song and Dance of
Mozambique to create a unique story of heroism co-commissioned
by the Kennedy Center. A young girl moves with her parents from
Mozambique to the rural Southeastern U.S., where she is teased
for being “different.” Despite her isolation, she finds solace
with the spirits of the night and ultimately becomes a town
hero. Fusing live music and dance from Southeast Africa with
richly layered narration and large-scale puppets and masks by
Debbie Lee Cohen, Shadow’s Child
embracing differences, and finding strength and a sense of self
in difficult times.
Recommended for children 9 and up
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