Daemen College in Buffalo, NY is having a Day of Puppetry event. I will be screening my film s'Muther and doing a Q&A afterwards. Should be exciting! Loads of Great programming. Organized by Cameron Garrity - there are a handful of O'Neill Conference alumni presenting, as well as Leila Ghaznavi and myself representing CalArts. Here's the link to the Facebook event page.
*Official Description of the event.
Daemen College is proud to host a one day celebration of Puppetry in conjunction with its annual Academic Festival.
The Geppetto Festival is a prime opportunity for members of Western New York to experience puppetry in ways they never have before. Join us, and our phenomenal guest artists, for lectures, workshops, demonstrations, and performances throughout the day.
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& Chase Woolner
& Matthew Krygier
& Franklin LaVoie
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The mission of The Geppetto Project is to share enriching materials that will enable artists everywhere to bring new life to puppetry.
** From the Highways Performance Space Website;
"Inspired by Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire and Alan Lightman’s novel Einstein’s Dreams, this an original multi-disciplinary performance investigates the gap between a current reality and an ethereal existence. In the process, it evokes the vulnerability and tenacity of the human spirit."
Directed by Sam Shay, this story told through dance and art performed at Highways Performance Space & Gallery in Santa Monica, May 3 - 5.
Chase designed and built two bird puppets for the show.
Here is the Official Website for the show.
Below is the show's trailer,
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