Monday, December 1
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:
Adventures of Fatima | Uzbek National Puppet Theatre
Bumbledown The Life & Times of Ronald Reagan | Spitting Image, U.K.
Cashore Marionettes, Doylestown, Pennsylvania (Excerpts)
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
Firebird | Underground Railway Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Fugitive Time | Janie Geiser, Los Angeles
Jabberwocky | Tears of Joy Theatre, Portland, Oregon
Karagöz performance, Turkey
The Lover’s Exile | The Bunraku Puppet Theatre of Japan
Lion King, Performance at the Tony Awards | Julie Taymor, New York
Magic in Our Hands | Documentary on Indian Puppetry (Excerpts)
Petrushka and Vertep | The Vagrant Booth (Alexander Gref and Elena Slonimskaya), Russia
Terror as Usual | Great Small Works, New York
TOGU NA AND CHEKO Change & Continuity in the Art of Mali | Documentary (Excerpt)
Traditional Egyptian Puppet Footage
Ubu and the Truth Commission | Handspring Puppet Company, South Africa
Un Avventura d’Orlando Furioso | Manteo Sicilian Marionettes, New York
wayang golek performance | Asep Sunandar Girijarjak, Indonesia
The Wonder of Diamond | Eko Nugroho (with Matthew Cohen), Indonesia
Photo courtesy of the artist