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Puppetry and Postdramatic Performance: Performing Objects in the 21st Century

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Apr 4, 2011
Apr 4, 2011
Segal Theater
From The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Photo by Stephen Earnhart

From The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Photo by Stephen Earnhart

Puppetry, one of the world’s oldest forms, is now at the vanguard of cross-disciplinary and post-dramatic performance. Theorizing this kind of performance can also be a multidisciplinary project. The Segal Center welcomes scholars and artists from the Puppetry and Postdramatic Performance conference at the University of Connecticut-Storrs to continue their dialogue in this public event. Guests include Basil Jones and Janni Younge, Handspring Puppet Company; Jane Taylor, University of Chicago/University of Johannesburg (South Africa); Matthew Cohen, Royal Holloway, University of London; Ida Hledíková, Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava (Slovakia); Janie Geiser, Cotsen Center for Puppetry and the Arts, California Institute of the Arts; and Claudia Orenstein (moderator), Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. Afternoon screening of puppetry and animated films curated by Janie Geiser. More on the Connecticut conference at http://puppetconference.uconn.edu/home.html.


Monday, April 4, 2011
Screening 3pm/Panel 6:30 p.m.
Martin E. Segal Theatre. Free!