Monday, May 16, 2011

Elephant Tango at Incubator This Week!


May 17 | 7pm to 9pm

About Incubator: Every other Tuesday, PST hots a "drop-in" session where emerging artists, veteran puppeteers, teachers, and puppet enthusiasts gather to discuss and develop creative ideas in a casual, informal environment.

Here artists of all media and genres, experienced or not, can experiment with new puppetry ideas, materials and styles. It's a place where knowledge is shared, constructive critiques is the norm, and collaborations are born. This event is a free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5.

What's happening this week: Don't miss the chance to see a preview performance of "Elephant Tango Tales" by the Elephant Tango Ensemble! This PST premiere features old stories and new creations that fill an exciting hour of puppetry & music! With Aesop's Fables (Mice in Council, Mountain In Labor & The Lion's Paw), The Couch (an original story of a child's imaginative adventures by Jill Gibson), and a series of delightful vignettes by the adorable Baby Zombie. All shadow puppetry, ball & scarf puppetry, projector puppetry and hand puppetry is accompanied by a live music ensemble!

About the performer: Founded in August of 2008, the Elephant Tango Ensemble is a collective of musicians, actors, puppeteers, designers and dancers striving for creative excellence through making puppets, composing music, and preserving story time.

The Elephant Tango has performed at the Cloud Club, Brookline Music School, Club Oberon, Perishable Theatre, Puppet Showplace Theatre, Boston Playwright's Theatre, and is available for entertainment and educational events in New England. More info.

Also this week: This is the final Incubator before the Adult Puppet Showplace SLAM! and we are looking forward to seeing many of our SLAM performers there. Emcee Jon Little and PST Artist in Residence Brad Shur will be on site to help give feedback on everyone's work.

Adult Puppet Showplace SLAM! Saturday, May 21st at 8pm.

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