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Magic-lantern show lights up Frist theater, Feb. 7

The American Magic Lantern Theater will present a "Victorian Valentine Show" in the Frist Campus Center Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.

The performance will recreate theatrical Victorian productions using a lantern from the 1890s and antique slides. It also includes a magic-lantern dance originated by early modern-dance pioneer Loie Fuller at the turn of the century, which will be recreated by New York dance historian and choreographer Jody Sperling.

Following the magic-lantern show and dance, Terry Borton, the producer of American Magic Lantern Theater, will deliver an illustrated lecture demonstrating film techniques first used in lantern shows.

The production is sponsored by the Cotsen Children's Library , the Frist Campus Center and the Program in Theater and Dance. The lantern show and dance are recommended for general audiences, with the lecture for older children and adults.

Admission is free, but seats are limited. To reserve seats, call the Frist ticket office at (609) 258-1742.

Children ages 6 to 12 who want to learn more about magic lanterns can sign up for one of two workshops that will be offered at 10 a.m. and noon Saturday, Feb. 8, in the gallery of the Cotsen Children's Library. To register, call the Cotsen program coordinator at (609) 258-2697.

Magic lanterns and slides from the Cotsen collection will be exhibited in the gallery of the Cotsen Children's Library from February through June.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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