Abuela is an interactive performance that brings Abuela, a life-sized puppet, to the KC Streetcar. An elderly, indigenous grandmother from the Andes mountains, Abuela doesn’t speak but communicates with her eyes, her expressions, and her body movements; holding an antique radio that plays her favorite songs in Quechua, her native language.
Come to see this Andean grandmother use movement and dance as a form of narrative expression in this rich and poignant performance. Abuela will be a free, live performance onboard the first KC Streetcar that leaves Union Station after 11:30, Friday, June 28.
This improvised performance is a collaboration by Karen Lisondra as the puppeteer, Warren Ludwig, puppet maker (ludstuff.blogspot.com), with live music accompaniment by Amado Espinoza (www.amadoespinoza.com).
For more information about this performance, along with all the other exciting events this summer, be sure to visit us at artintheloop.com.