Attilio, Oretha & Renata Cantore have created shows that illustrate various aspects of the many beautiful cultures of the world. They used their own handmade puppets to tell folktales from Africa, The Americas, including Native American Indians & Europe. Their shows always involved full audience participation such as singing & learning folk dances from around the world & often even interacting with the puppets as well.
Their African -American heritage presentation would also involve the audience learnig African chants from different regions. One of which they would use to call out an ancestral spirit. (Shhh don't tell but it was) Renata who would come out in an impressive African mask & costume & dance around as she would "evaluate her descendants", to the delight of all of the children.
The Cantores also created programs for folks that were in Nursing homes. Their most popular one was a Hawaiian Luau. This was an imaginary "Love boat cruise" through the islands of the Carribean in which we played music from different islands like Puerto Rico & Jamaica until we went through the Panama Canal & finally made our way to Hawaii where we played music & Renata performed the Hula & invited the audience to learn the Hula too! The Hula is great for folks in wheelchairs because they can use their hands to dance.
Everyone enjoyed our programs which were always educational as well as entertainning. We have presentations for people of all ages & abilities.
Attilio & Oretha have passed away over the years but Renata continues to create educational & entertainning presentations for all people. She also makes dolls which depict people of all natons. Renata also teaches doll making in workshops.