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December 1

Puppetry and Material Performance

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Monday, December 1
10:00am Screenings
6:30pm Evening Program

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

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. The screenings will take place from 10:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Screenings curated by Tim Cusack (Artistic Director, Theatre Askew) include:

 

10:00AM – 1:00PM
REVITALIZING AND PRESERVING TRADITIONS

Adventures of Fatima (1990)
Uzbek National Puppet Theater – 18 min

Aragoz (1989)
Unnamed Egyptian puppeteers – 16 min 30 sec

Giri Harja (Date unknown, first performed in 1984)
Asep Sunandar Sunarya (Indonesian wayang golek) – 16 min 30 sec

Cheko segment from Change and Continuity in the Art of Mali (1989)
Documentary by the National Museum of African Art,
Smithsonian Institution – 11 min

Un Avventura d’Orlando Furioso (1980)
Manteo Family Sicilian Marionette Theater (New York) – 2 min 30 sec

The Lover’s Exile (1980)
Bunraku Theatre of Japan – 25 min 30 sec

Magic in Our Hands (2014)
Padmini Rangarajan (India)
Documentary directed by Vicky Hart – 50 min

The Wonder of Diamond (2009)
Eko Nugroho, with Matthew Cohen (Indonesian wayang bocor) – 3 min

Vertep (Date unknown, first performed in 1989)
Vagabond Booth (Alexander Gref and Elena Slonimskaya/Russia) – 15 min

 


2:00PM – 2:30PM
AMERICAN INTERVENTIONS IN EUROPEAN “CLASSICS”

Firebird (1982)
Underground Railway Theater (Cambridge, MA) – 5 min 30 sec

Hunchback (2000)
Red Moon Theater (Chicago) – 13 min 30 sec

Jabberwocky (1986)
Tears of Joy Theatre (Portland, OR) – 8 min

 

2:30PM – 3:10PM
PUPPETS ARE POLITICAL

Bumbledown: The Life & Times of Ronald Reagan (1989)
Spitting Image (U.K.) – 12 min 30 sec

Domestic Resurrection Circus (1985)
Bread and Puppet Theater (Glover, VT) – 10 min 30 sec

Toy Theater of Terror as Usual, Episode 9: Doom (1998)
Great Small Works
(John Bell, Trudi Cohen, Jenny Romaine & Mark Sussman/New York) – 20 min

 

3:10PM – 5:00PM
CONTEMPORARY MASTERS

Various Works (1985)
Compagnie Philippe Gentey (France) – 14 minutes

Lion King (1998)
Julie Taymor (performance at the 52nd annual Tony Awards/New York) – 4 min 30 sec

Hermann (1989)
Theater Im Wind (Enno and Anne Podehl/Germany) – 4 min 45 sec

Fugitive Time (2014)
Janie Geiser (Los Angeles) – 7 min 30 sec

Ubu and the Truth Commission (1997)
Handspring Puppet Company – 90 min

 

 

 

 

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December 8

Towards an Arab American Theatre: Readings, Panels, and Book Celebration

Monday, December 8 at 6:30pm. Towards an Arab American Theatre: Readings, Panels, and Book Celebration

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December 11

Lost Suppers: Longing for Commensality: An Evening with Richard Gough: The 2014 Daniel Gerould Memorial Lecture

Thursday, December 11 at 6:30. Lost Suppers: Longing for Commensality, An Evening with Richard Gough: The 2014 Daniel Gerould Memorial Lecture

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End: Dec 11, 2014
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December 15

SEVEN: A Documentary Play

Monday, December 15 at 6:30pm. SEVEN: A Collaborative Documentary Play

Start: Dec 15, 2014
End: Dec 15, 2014
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January 7, 2015

Cultural Mobility: Symposium + International Funding Guide

Wednesday, January 7. Cultural Mobility: Symposium + International Funding Guide

Date: January 7, 2015
Venue: Proshansky Auditorium
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January 29, 2015

Segal Film Festival on Theatre and Performance

Thursday and Friday, January 29-30. Segal Film Festival on Theatre and Performance

Start: Jan 29, 2015
End: Jan 30, 2015
Venue: Segal Theatre I Elebash Recital Hall
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February 9, 2015

Crisis to Creation: A Town Hall on the Future of New York City Theatre

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Monday, Febuary 9 at 6:30pm.

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

The financial collapse of 2008 hit the New York theatre especially hard. Donations dried out, many organizations and spaces closed, artists even left the city.

Recognizing the challenge New York City’s cultural department and other organizations started collaborating with many existing institutions to find creative solution to support New York City artists.

New initiatives were created to address the ongoing crisis and as a result new spaces opened, existing institutions got additional help, and innovative programs were designed to support artists.

Join us to learn more about the A.R.T./New York’s new theater spaces; The League of Independent Theaters’ Charter Barter program in schools; the Art Space’s housing initiative; The Actors Fund job training program; One Percent For Culture’s citywide campaign and many more support initiatives you should know about. Short presentations about important programs and initiatives will be followed by a town hall meeting to discussing the future of New York’s vibrant and significant theatre.

Co-Curated by Brad Burgess in collaboration with Frank Hentschker

Invited organizations include:
A.R.T./NY
The Actors Fund
ArtSpace
Community Board 3 Arts Subcommittee
Fourth Arts Block
League of Independent Theaters
LITFund
Network of Ensemble Theaters
One Percent for Culture
Theatre Communications Group

(TBC) Please check this page for updated and confirmed listings.

 

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