Upcoming Dream Music Show
Frank is an office worker living in New York in the early 80’s who is obsessed with cleanliness and order. Plagued by pigeons in the park, Frank starts to believe they are plotting against him.
One of few programs in the country to grow and commission contemporary, adult puppet works, Dream Music provides performance opportunities to puppet artists, and encourages multidisciplinary collaboration to develop new puppetry techniques. This program was inaugurated with the premiere of Basil Twist’s OBIE-award winning Symphonie Fantastique in 1998. Under the artistic direction of Twist, and produced by HERE co-founder Barbara Busackino, the Dream Music aesthetic is geared toward puppet works that feature live music as a collaborative element.
Puppetry is the original multi-disciplinary art form therefore Dream Music artists if they so choose, have a place in the HARP program to develop their work alongside artists of other disciplines. Dream Music curates regular Puppetry Parlors to showcase excerpts from developing works both from within Dream Music and the puppetry community at large. Each year, Dream Music commissions new full-length puppet works; develops new puppet works by emerging puppet artists through Puppetry Parlors and at CULTUREMART; provides educational outreach through its partnership commissions for the legendary Village Halloween Parade; and offers national and international touring/presenting opportunities. Recent touring commissions include Lake Simon’s What’s Inside the Egg?, Kevin Augustine’s Animal, Erin Orr’s Savage Nursery, and Erik Sanko’s The Fortune Teller.
The program is principally centered around the intimate intimate Dorothy B. Williams Theatre, specifically configured for puppet works. Puppetry is a unique artform which takes many roots, and so our methods for crafting the progam change with each artist who passes through our doors.
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How to apply
Please send proposals to Artistic Director, Basil Twist at email@example.com
Past Dream Music shows
Our Special Halloween edition of the parlor will feature a Japanese monster tale from Yumiko Tanaka, plus Basil Twist, Kate Brehm, Brandon Hardy, Jessica Scott and the haunted keys of Wayne Barker -our special musical host for the affair.
Daily life set into motion by the wind and what it carries your way, a newspaper, a chair, a house? This describes a typical day in Wind Set-up, a new movement theatre piece with object puppetry.
The Dream Music Puppetry Program’s feisty showcase of tidbits, characters & shorts from the pinnacles of the puppet community.
Through choreography and manipulation, master puppeteer Hanne Tierney conducts a counterweight system of over 100 strings, transforming a full stage of inanimate objects into the players of two tales.