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Urza and the Song in the Dark

A school holidays special performance combining shadow puppetry and live music.

Produced by the City of Sydney

City of Sydney Library and Matriark Theatre present a special performance of Urza and the Song in the Dark.

Shadow and music combine to tell the intimate story of a mysterious song that leads a young girl, Urza, on an adventure into the depths of the earth. Along the way she befriends a lost explorer and gets pursued by an ancient dark force. She finds herself caught up in a primeval story of myth and legend.

The show is presented by physical performers and puppeteers working in hand-rendered, shadow projections. A host of quirky instruments provide live music to accompany the performance.

The audience will be able to sit up close to the action while puppets fly above their heads and musicians play within touching distance.

Ambition, power and humanity’s connection to this planet are all explored as Urza seeks to escape from the caves under her city.

Through playful and exciting storytelling Matriark gently encourage the audiences to ask: How can I live in harmony with nature and the world around me?

Tender and whimsical, offbeat and a little bit scary, Urza and the Song in the Dark is an original and unique work for young and old.

This show is perfect for children ages 7 years and over, but will appeal to anyone with a wild imagination.

Session times:
Green Square Library: Wednesday 23 January: 11am to 12pm
Customs House Library: Thursday 24 January: 11am to 12pm
Ultimo Library: Friday 25 January: 11am to 12pm

Bookings are recommended as places are limited.



Wednesday 23 January 2019 from 11am to 12pm
Thursday 24 January 2019 from 11am to 12pm
Friday 25 January 2019 from 11am to 12pm



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