New Victory Theater presents a vibrant, poetic performance for preschoolers about a city waking up for the day. More…
To a soundtrack of whimsical original music, a small man chases the sun as it darts between the tippity tops of towers, and a city comes alive in fun and surprising ways. Inspired by the contemporary art of New York-based painter Evsa Model, this wordless work from France's Le Clan des Songes is an enthralling exploration of shape, color, and shadow puppetry. Best for ages 3 to 5.
"A work of theatrical magic...The sun bops from window to window during the day; nighttime has its own sensibility. There is an urban melody here that both children and adults will enjoy. Think of a symphony of non-conceptual art — shapes, colors, shadow and light. Animation meets original music by Laurent Rochelle in a novel way. 'Cité' is whimsical and existential all at the same time. The monochromatic colors are sharp and deep, while the abstract imagery is entertaining and clever." Full Review
See it if you want to be mesmerised by innovative shadow puppetry, you have a younger child who enjoys colours and shapes (but who doesn't?)
Don't see it if you dislike little kid commentaries, you want plot and dialogue, you don't want to exercise your imagination