My Heart Is a Penguin Pantalone (Belgium)

Public Programs

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My Heart Is a Penguin
Pantalone (Belgium)

Public Performances

International Performing Arts for Families

Experience inventive, top-quality performances from around the world, developed by companies and artists that specialize in programs designed for young people and family audiences.

Fri, Feb 23, 2007 8:15 PM
Sat, Feb 24, 2007 2:15 PM
Sat, Feb 24, 2007 7:30 PM
Sun, Feb 25, 2007 2:45 PM

The Wexner Center is proud to introduce Pantalone's My Heart Is a Penguin in its first U.S. performance outside New York City.

Along with Luna of the Tree, another performance presented by Pantalone at the Wexner Center this February, My Heart Is a Penguin is like an enchanting musical picture book brought to life. Both shows feature original scores performed live by onstage musicians, vivid animated images projected on movie screens, and actor/narrators to tell the captivating stories.

See both performances for a double dose of family fun and a great value.

In My Heart Is a Penguin the stage is transformed into a tranquil pool of water, where the narrator and a string quartet sit atop giant floating hearts. The story, based on a Japanese poem, follows the philosophical journey of a tiny penguin searching for the courage to dive into a sea of uncertainties. Pantalone's performances of My Heart Is a Penguin, and its companion show, Luna of the Tree, have entranced young audiences throughout Europe and even on Broadway.

This performance is recommended for young people ages 6-12 and their families.

The performance is 45 minutes long. The combined running time for consecutive performances of Luna and Penguin is about 90 minutes with an intermission.

Read an essay by Director of Education Shelly Casto that discusses the philosophy that guides this series from the December 2006 issue of Columbus Parent magazine.

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Reserve your tickets now for Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, on view Sept 21–Dec 31. Learn more about the exhibition.

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)

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