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Mexican art form comes to life in puppet show

Dream Carver tells the story of Mateo, a boy growing up in Oaxaca, Mexico whose father has taught him to carve small wooden toys in the traditional way. (Swazzle photo)
Dream Carver tells the story of Mateo, a boy growing up in Oaxaca, Mexico whose father has taught him to carve small wooden toys in the traditional way. (Swazzle photo)
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A cast of four puppeteers and two crew members will describe how the Mexican art form of Oaxacan wood carvings originated using large, colorful, intricately crafted puppets inspired by the carvings themselves. The bilingual, musical puppet show “Dream Carver” is set for 3 p.m. Sunday at The Egg. The production, created by the puppet company Swazzle in Glendale, Calif., is based on the story of the same name, written by Diana Cohn and illustrated by ...


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