IT IS THE FINAL WEEK OF PUPPETLAB! Don't miss out - Basement Creatures and DUST will be performed one weekend only, Friday, March 6, to Sunday March 8, at 8pm. Join us for the FIFTH YEAR of never-before-seen puppet performances at HOBT's Avalon Theater. The four PuppetLab artists are selected from a pool of candidates each fall. They will each perform an original work for one weekend ONLY. Week one is February 27 - March 1st, 7:30PM. Week two is March 6 - 8th, 8pm. Descriptions of the shows are below, and on the HOBT website, here: http://hobt.org/performances/. Tickets for week one (Jeong Ae Neal, Shari Aronson) here: plabweek1.brownpapertickets.com Tickets for week two (Davey T Steinman, Lelis Brito) here: plabweek2.brownpapertickets.com ------------Description of PuppetLab----------------------- Guided by HOBT Performance Curator Alison Heimstead (a founding member of the Barebones Halloween Spectacular), four artists are selected from a pool of candidates to create entirely original works of puppet theater in seven jam-packed months. This year’s PuppetLab artists are a diverse group: choreographer and director of the Center for Moving Cultures Lelis Brito, multidisciplinary artist Davey T Steinman, Shari Aronson of Z Puppets Rosenschnoz, and South Korean spectacle artist Jeong Ae Neal. February 27-March 1 @ 7:30pm Princess Bari Written and performed by Jeong Ae Neal A Korean folktale, retold. Princess Bari is the tale of a young woman abandoned by her parents, who crosses from the land of the living into death and back again. It is a tale of miraculous recovery, of resurrection, of return. Cellula Written and performed by Shari Aronson, with musical improvisation from Mankwe Ndosi and Libby Turner-Opanga. A glowing magnification of mitosis, through the eyes of mother and child. This blacklight performance of cell division illuminates the true marvels happening inside us all. ---------- March 6-8 @ 8:00pm Basement Creatures Created by Davey T Steinman and Company This wild rock opera follows the journey of a subterranean explorer. Featuring a stellar band, haunting choral voices, aerial arts, video manipulation, and puppetry peculiarities from the underworld. Dust Written and performed by Lelis Brito A meditation on the long life of rocks and the short life of people, this movement-driven piece plunges the audience into a world of puppets, kinesthetic sculptures, an altered voice chorus, and oozing dancers.
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