Classic Turkish shadow puppet entertainment
Direct from the Ottoman Empire!
Just as the sultan might have enjoyed!
Over 650 Years of Tradition!
Presentations are available for private parties, schools, festivals and special events. Study guides and workshop activities are also available. For more information please contact Cliff by Email or by phone at 443-822-6085
*****CRESCENT MOON IS NOW SCHEDULING APPEARANCES FOR OUR 2018 SEASON.*****
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A PERFOMANCE OR WOULD JUST LIKE INFORMATION ON RATES, PRESENTATIONS OR ANY ASPECT OF TURKISH SHADOW PUPPET THEATER, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH US AT THE PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL LISTED ABOVE.
*****Please note: Cliff will be going in for hip surgery in January of 2018 so our performance season will begin later than usual. At this point we are not taking any dates before April 1st, but that may change depending on recovery time and could be moved to mid March. Please stay tuned to this page for further updates.*****
*****BREAKING NEWS!!! CRESCENT MOON KARAGOZ IS VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A NEW WORKING PARTNERSHIP WITH THE TURKISH AMERICAN ART SOCIETY OF NEW YORK (www.taasny.org). STAY TUNED TO THIS WEBSITE FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON UPCOMING COLLABORATIONS.*****
*****AN EXCITING NEW DEVELOPMENT FOR SUMMER, 2017! PLEASE CHECK OUT THE NEW WEBSITE, "KARAGOZ EVERYWHERE!" (https://www.karagozeverywhere.com/)!! AS PART OF OUR EFFORTS TO INTRODUCE KARAGOZ PUPPETRY TO A WIDER WORLD AUDIENCE, CRESCENT MOON KARAGOZ SHADOW PUPPET THEATER IS EXTREMELY PROUD TO BE AN AFFILIATE OF THIS NEW INITIATIVE DEVELOPED BY THE TURKISH AMERICAN ART SOCIETY OF NEW YORK! IN ADDITION TO THE TURKISH ART SOCIETY OF NEW YORK AND CRESCENT MOON KARAGOZ, YOU WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO GET INFORMATION ON OUR OTHER AFFILIATES AND COLLEAGUES WHICH CURRENTLY INCLUDES THE ANKARA STATE THEATER http://www.devtiyatro.gov.tr/, THE MAVI DANCE COMPANY http://www.mavidance.com/, AND GREAT SMALL WORKS http://www.greatsmallworks.org/ ! PLEASE JOIN US IN OUR WISH TO INTRODUCE THE PUPPETS OF TURKISH SHADOW THEATER AS GOODWILL AMBASSADORS TO THE WORLD!*****
In addition to our standard Turkish shadow puppet shows and workshops which are always available, we are very excited about the addition of our new "Caravan of Cultures" program designed especially for schools, libraries and museum special events! Please check out the description of our new offering below and visit our "Caravan of Cultures" page for more details. For information about our standard, traditional Karagoz shows, please contact us directly by phone or email. We will be happy to discuss with you what Crescent Moon Karagoz Shadow Puppet Theater can offer, and supply you with whatever further information you may need.
As always, our standard traditional Karagoz puppet show repertoire suitable for all venues is available for scheduling at any time.
***** "Caravan of Cultures" *****
Karagoz and Hacivat travel the Silk Road!
♦Follow Karagoz and Hacivat as they travel the length and breath of the ancient Silk Road from Anatolia to China and beyond!
♦With the help of their magic lamp, journey with them as they meet intrepid Moroccan traveler Muhammad ibn Battuta; Caliph al-Mamun, builder of The House of Wisdom; Admiral Zheng He, architect of seven remarkable voyages of discovery; Fatima al-Firhi, philanthropist and founder of the Qarawiyin mosque and university; Empress Zi Ling, the legendary discoverer of silk; the immortal Marco Polo, and many others!
♦Shiver at their brush with pirates off the coast of Java, and marvel at their escapades in the Indian trading port of Cochin.
♦Be with them as they stop in the port of Jeddah brushing elbows with pilgrims preparing to make the Hadj to Mecca and Medina,and as they experience the splendors of Baghdad and Samarkand, and much, much more!
Designed as an entertaining and history-based program for schools and libraries, Caravan of Cultures offers an engaging and educational glimpse into the life-ways, music and traditions of the kingdoms and empires that once made up the old Silk Road.
For a middle school range audience, Caravan of Cultures is a full one hour shadow puppet production featuring nine caravan stops along the old Silk Road. Additional one-hour workshop modules focusing on specific cultural aspects are also available. For family events or for older/younger age groups please contact me.
A detailed brochure explaining all aspects of this program including pricing is now available. Please call or email to have one sent to you. If you would like to be on the Karagoz mailing list to get first notification of Crescent Moon performances or special events, please sign up here.
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