The life-sized puppet at the center of the story the steals the Tony Award-winning show
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Puppeteers make magic happen
For his first full-length, all-new piece of puppetry theater in five years, Michael Sommers has gone back to the same well that fueled his last one. In 2007, Sommers opened Open Eye Figure Theatre's new space with an adaptation of Goethe's Prelude to Faust. This time, he picks one of the ... More >>
Play delivers on the hype
Kevin Kling explores life, death, and return to the living
I'm positive that Merrill Garbus didn't answer her phone the first time I called because she wanted me to hear her voicemail greeting. "Thi-iS iS m-m-E-rr-ilL l-E-a-V-e A m-esS-age," a creaking voice insists, while bounding up and down amidst an octave's worth of notes.
More puppets being naughty
The first piece in the Walker Art Center's Adventures in New Puppetry series is going to be a tough act to follow. This weekend, dancer and choreographer Crystal Pite and her company Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM will perform a piece that "explores the idea of undetectable forces at work in cosmolo ... More >>
Photo courtesy of the artistQuintron is famous for being an unrestrained type of genius, spreading his patented (literally) badass garage dance or swamp tech to all corners of the globe or at least America, organs and their Cadillac façade and soulmate and talking puppet stage in tow. Quintron a ... More >>
Ralph Lemon at the Walker in September: a lonely roadI'm on the phone with Walker Art Center curator for performing arts Philip Bither; the topic is the 2010-11 season, and the man is clearly jazzed. "One of the major threads of this season is even further erosions between disciplinary lines," sa ... More >>
It's two dudes playing with their dicks. What more do you need?
Joyce Behar gives Jesse Ventura all the room he needs for a body slam on performance artists Michele "my congresswoman" Bachmann and Sarah "she's a quitter" Palin. "These two are puppets," he says -- and more. Watch:
An unlikely production company called 3 Legged Race delves into the forsaken realm of puppetry, circus acts, and performance art
Shockheaded Peter inflicts exquisite punishment on naughty children
Theatre de la Jeune Lune's The Golem shapes a feast from clay; Guthrie Lab's Sweeney Todd makes mincemeat of paupers
Help! I'm trapped inside a giant ant! Are you wearing clothes underneath that kale? What's that baby doing in the birthday cake? Tales of myth and magic from Minneapolis's May Day parade.
The passion and gift of Jim Henson lives on
After two decades as a theatrical jack-of-all-trades, Michael Sommers pulls the strings for his first full-length performance
Rug Burn: Pakistani children rejoice in cheerful sweatshop in HOBT's Web Sight.