Willimantic Street Fests

Stilts by Grass Hopper Arts


Oswaldo will be performing a juggler Harlequin from 6 - 7 pm

At the beginning of 1994 was formed in Bogota, Colombia an independent company called "Teatro de titeres Saltamontes" (Grasshopper puppet theater). GRASSHOPPER moved to the United States in 1998 according with the studies in the unique Puppetry Arts Program at the University of Connecticut. Puppetry workshops and performances have been offered throughout Connecticut and New England since then. In 1999 Oswaldo Tirano was hired by Arts in Motion dance studio as a Latin dance instructor, a cultural skill he learned as part of his heritage. He has studied theater, puppetry, dance and voice at the National University (1989 - 1994) and National School of Dramatic Arts (1996 - 1998) in Colombia. His passion for art and movement led him to create Grass Hopper Arts Dance Studio. Currently he is the director of this studio which offers Latin and Ballroom dance lessons and performances, puppetry workshops and performances in area schools, universities and cultural centers.