Monday, November 24, 2014

Day-Long Event to Celebrate Release of "Puppetry and Material Performance"

Puppetry and Material Performance
A Day-Long Book Celebration with Screenings, a Performance, and Discussions

Free + Open to the Public
Monday, December 1 | 10:00am - 5:00pm Screenings + 6:30pm Performance and Conversation

At the Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center CUNY

The Segal Center is pleased to celebrate the publication of The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance (Routledge, 2014), edited by Dassia N. Posner, Claudia Orenstein, and John Bell, with a full day of curated screenings followed by excerpted performances and a panel discussion featuring John Bell (Director of the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut) and Claudia Orenstein (Associate Professor at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY).

Join us for screenings highlighting the depth and breadth of contemporary puppetry in the US and abroad.

Screenings curated by Tim Cusack (Artistic Director, Theatre Askew) will be shown from 10:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Check our website for updated screening schedules
Screenings will include:

Compagnie Philippe Genty, France (Excerpts)
Domestic Resurrection Circus 1985 | Bread and Puppet, Vermont
Hermann | Theater Im Wind, Germany (Enno and Anne Podehl)
Hunchback | Redmoon Theatre, Chicago
Karagöz performance, Turkey
Magic in Our Hands | Documentary on Indian Puppetry (Excerpts)
Petrushka and Vertep | The Vagrant Booth (Alexander Gref and Larissa Sokolova), Russia
Terror as Usual | Great Small Works, New York
Ubu and the Truth Commission | Handspring Puppet Company, South Africa
Un Avventura d¹Orlando Furioso | Manteo Sicilian Marionettes, New York
The Wonder of Diamond | Eko Nugroho (with Matthew Cohen), Indonesia

and others

6:30pm short performance of Living Newspaper: Sidewalk Ballet by John Bell and Trudi Cohen of Great Small Works, selected readings from the book, and a discussion moderated by Claudia Orenstein.

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