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Adelka Polak

Adelka Polak, founder of Sova Theater, has worked as a professional puppeteer for two decades, since she graduated from Chatham University with honors with a B.A. in Theatre and Cultural Studies in 2002. She shares her knowledge of dance, puppetry and crossing artistic disciplines with audiences across the U.S. and abroad, especially in NYC & throughout CT where she has worked with children to make over 1,000 frog puppets every year since 2016 through Hartford Performs, bringing art into the classrooms. She also assists the Jim Henson Foundation in Professional Development training for teachers & teaching artists at the Museum of the Moving Image in NYC through a grant from Next for Autism. Adelka is based in CT & mainly serves schools, arts venues and community organizations in New England and NYC, including recent performances at Madison Square Park and Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge (Gateway National Park) of her latest show “Marvelous Metamorphoses.” Adelka is a dancer, puppeteer, mask-performer and movement director whose work has brought her to Denmark, South Korea, Taiwan, Scotland, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and Turkey. In an original theatrical production of “Ajijaak on Turtle Island” at the New Victory Theater she worked with puppets from the...Read More

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Curious Critters! (Ages: 3-6) 10/26/2021 - 11/23/2021 Tu View/Register
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The Rabbit & the Moon Family Workshop (Ages: 3 & Up) 12/03/2021 - 12/17/2021 Fr View/Register