07.03 2008

Puppet Uprising & Justseeds Present: 3 MUSICAL NARRATIVES

Space 1026, 1026 Arch Street, Philadelphia

Suggested donation: $5 or less
More info: 267-909-2633 or www.puppetuprising.org.

Featuring FLIGHT by Erik Ruin & Katt Hernandez, Shadows & Violin
THE SOLDIER & THE PHOENIX: a Toy Theater by Shoddy Puppet Company
THE EXCREMENTAL CONTEXT: A Parody of Satire by Reid Books
PLus CHEAP ART from All the Justseeds Artists!

Puppet Uprising teams up with the Justseeds/Visual Resistance Artists’ Cooperative to bring 3 MUSICAL NARRATIVES to Space 1026 Gallery in Philadelphia.

REID BOOKS (author/composer of “The Nothing Factory”) debuts a new one-man-band performance “The Excremental Context,” in which Reid plays prepared guitar, bugle and truck horns while unraveling a satirical yarn.

SHODDY PUPPET COMPANY (Leslie Rogers, Lucy Schneider, Michelle Posadas and Morgan F.P. Andrews) premieres “The Soldier & The Phoenix,” a toy theater fable with accordion accompaniment about a soldier’s memories of boyhood, a boy’s quest for chicken hearts, and a chicken’s desire for flight.

ERIK RUIN gives an encore performance of the Dave Eggers-inspired “Flight: The Mythic Journey of a Person Displaced,” a wordless and cinematic shadow puppet play featuring a haunting violin and vocal score by KATT HERNANDEZ.

Creators of the “Celebrate People’s History Poster Series,” the Justseeds/Visual Resistance Artists’ Cooperative is at Space 1026 for the entire month of July with their group show “Out of the Shell of the Old.” In addition to the Puppet Uprising event on July 11th, there’s a panel discussion on July 20th with puppeteer Beth Nixon, videographer Naima Lowe and collage artist Theodore Harris. Cheap art will be for sale on all occasions.

Call 267-909-2633 for more info, or visit www.puppetuprising.org.

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