Based on traditional naming ceremonies in the Americas, Little Ears is a story about a boy who found himself whilst looking for his name.
Written by Oscar Carrasco and produced by LUMA Creations, Little Ears uses Storytelling, Puppetry and Live music as well as a set made from recycled materials to tell this exciting and beautiful story.
This has been a very exciting partnership with Liverpool Libraries and Information which allowed us to access new audiences and enabled LUMA Creation to try new ideas and ways of working. We worked with puppeteers and puppet makers, live music and created a set with recycled materials which allowed us to have a number of conversations with the children who came to see the shows. This included the traditional background of naming ceremonies, using recycled materials and the flora and fauna of the region where the story is based.
We presented to show to over 900 people and delivered workshops to more than 750 participants. We went to seven Libraries including: Central, Toxteth, Norris Green, Childwall, Sefton and Allerton Libraries; and to The Arts Centre in Edge Hill University.
The response we have had from the story and the music workshop has been phenomenal and given us the impetus to look at touring this type of work across the region.
Some comments from the Children who came to see the show included: “I love Little Ears, can I have one?”; “I really liked the music and the rabbit”; When can we come again?”. Many teachers felt the show was perfectly suited to their students.
This is a Grants for the Arts funded project, also supported by The Arts Centre, Edge Hill university and Granada Foundation