Roger Titley’s puppets could hardly fit on your hand and can’t be operated by a couple of strings. These life-sized creations of elephants, cheetahs, birds and more will amaze kids and grandparents alike.
The South African puppeteer will let is fantastical creatures roam the streets of Cleveland during BorderLight International Festival & Cleveland Public Library’s 150th anniversary on Sat 7/27 parading from the Library’s Main Branch on Superior to Public Square.
The fun goes all day long, with a free public workshops running from 1-2pm and 2-3pm at the Main Branch. Learn how to operate and build the amazing animals. Then, a performance of “Toukii – Journey” by Djapo Cultural Arts Institute will run from 2:45 to 3:15pm.
After the performance, the animals will float down the parade route with the help of local puppeteers (who auditioned for this role earlier this month). The puppets will sit in Public Square from 3:30- 3:45 for pictures.