November 6, 2021

LCIM - LatinX Art On Oral Traditions

(Past Event)


LCIM (Latinx Communities in Missouri) is a network of individuals and organizations working to ensure that the diverse history and contributions of Latinx communities in Missouri are represented in Missouri 2021 Bicentennial celebrations. Six events from June - November 2021 will highlight this important heritage in Missouri.

There is a rich oral tradition within the many diverse cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world. Folktales, storytelling, myths, legends, and puppetry all embody distinctive cultural traits and flavors. This family-friendly and fun event will feature Monica Leo from the Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre speaking about the process to create their show “Tio Conejo”, an international collaboration based on folktales from Mexico and Puerto Rico, and Prof. María Balogh from UMSL speaking about magical realism and poetry traditions.

Este divertido evento para la familia con Mónica Leo de Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre hablará sobre el proceso de creación del espectáculo de títeres "Tío Conejo", basado en cuentos populares de México y Puerto Rico. Después del show habrá una conversación con María Balogh de la Universidad de Missouri en Saint Louis sobre el realismo mágico y las tradiciones poéticas.


Monica Leo, Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre

María Balogh, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Our thanks to the official sponsor of the LCIM series, LiUNA! Missouri and Kansas Laborer's District Council.

LCIM Organizers represent the UMKC – Institute for Human Development/Alianzas, Boone County Extension Council, Hispanic Leaders of St. Louis, MU Cambio Center, and MU Extension's Community Arts Program.

Registration instructions:

Free, but registration required. Viewing link will be sent to registrants.

In English, Spanish-language subtitles may be available.

Contact: Lisa Overholser;; 314-266-4833