Sunday, January 29, 2012
Wed & Thurs | Feb 1 & 2 | 10:30am
Sat & Sun | Feb 4 & 5 | 1pm & 3pm
Get a diverse introduction to shadow puppets when Nappy's Puppets comes to PST!
About the show: For thousands of years, man has manipulated puppets for a variety of reasons: religion, education, and entertainment. One of the oldest and most wonderful forms of puppetry is shadow puppetry.
Shadows Around the World explores the history of shadow puppetry and its development throughout the world. The program focuses on world cultures and history, the oral tradition of storytelling, and the development of shadow puppetry as an art form.
Recommended for ages 4 & up.
About the performer: Nappy's Puppets is dedicated to presenting quality puppet theater to audiences of all ages. The goal of each performances is to entertain, inspire and educate the audience on the range and scope of puppetry as an art form.
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Can't get enough puppetry at PST? Go see Phantom Limb's 69˚S. at Arts Emerson! 69˚S. tells the true story of Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1949 treacherous trans-Antarctic expedition set against the current backdrop of our planet's changing environment and uncertain future.
Theatre, dance, puppetry, photography and film unite and take the audience on an artistic and emotional journey that explores the symbiotic relationship between humans and the environment.
Learn about Phantom Limb's world premiere production, background on the 1914 expedition, the puppetry, music and much more here, brought to you by The Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College.
Recommended for ages 10 & up. Use discount code PST69S5 to receive $5 off tickets! Restrictions apply; offer limited to 2 tickets per customer.
FREE PUPPETRY WORKSHOP BY PST'S OWN!
Curious to learn how the 69˚S. performers bring their puppets to life? Join Roxanna Myhrum, artistic director of PST after the Saturday matinee! This lively hour-long puppet performance workshop will cover puppetry basics including focus, breath and the physical vocabulary that transforms objects into characters.
SAT, FEB 11 after the 2PM performance of 69˚S., 3:30-4:30PM
The Jackie Liebergott Black Box (“The Jackie”) at the Paramount Center
FREE for all 69˚S. ticket holders; Registration required.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Cat Mountain from Behind the Mask
Wed & Thurs | Jan 25 & 26 | 10:30am
Sat & Sun | Jan 28 & 29 | 1pm & 3pm
Join PST on a trip to Japan as we follow Behind the Mask's elegant and creative adaptation of the tale of Sho and her journey!
About the show: Cat Mountain tells the story of Sho, a young servant girl, who journeys to a strange and far-off mountain, where she hopes to find her freedom and her lost cat. But as the people she meets on the way tell her – “ No one has ever returned from Cat Mountain!” Puppetry, dance, masks, and Japanese theater-styles all combine in Behind The Mask's original adaptation of this magical folktale.
Recommended for ages 4 & up.
About the performer: Eric Bornstein is truly an international mask-maker. Aside from receiving a MLA in Fine Arts from Harvard University, he also studied with masters in Bali and Italy. His work has appeared all over Boston, from productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream to the Harvard Yiddish Players' Shulamis, in museums like the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, and with performing groups the Boston Lyric Opera and Boston Ballet. When he's not putting on exquisite shows, Eric keeps busy teaching classes on masks as well as offering residencies to schools in the state through Young Audiences of Massachusetts.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The Monkey King
Wed & Thurs | Jan 18th & 19th
Celebrate Chinese New Year with the magical Monkey King! Watch as Monkey makes mischief in the Heavens, eating all of the Jade Emperor's peaches and Lao-tze's elixirs. This performance features traditional Chinese hand puppets, original music, and intricate, stylized martial arts.
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Friday, January 13, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Instructor: Veronica Barron
Four sessions, January 9 - 19.
Monday and Thursday nights, 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Cost: $145 (PST members save 10%!)