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BANNERS & CRANKS: a cantastoria festival curated by Dave Buchen & Clare Dolan

SLIDESHOW

An interview with Banners & Cranks curator and performer Clare Dolan.

Funding

The Dream Music Puppetry Program is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Jim Henson Foundation, the Puppet Slam Network, Cheryl Henson, Select Equity, and other generous individual donors.

Banners & Cranks played from June 22 to 26, 2011 in the Dorothy B. Williams Theatre. 

About the show

Pre-cinematic technology takes over HERE for a week of contemporary cantastoria, cooked up by puppeteers, artists and craftspeople from across the country. A millennium-old art form is rejuvenated and re-imagined, as performers animate paintings and banners alongside texts, puppets, jokes, songs and stories.

Each unique program features several original shorts on a given theme.

 

BANNERS & CRANKS LINEUP


June 22 | 7pm
BOOM OR BUST

The Dolly Wagglers
Great Small Works
Peter Schumann
Chinese Theatre Works
Possibilitarian Puppet & Mask Theater

June 23 | 7pm
BEGGARS & CHOOSERS

Great Small Works
The Flying Donkey Puppet Co.
Bread & Puppet Theater
Sam Wilson
Chinese Theatre Works

June 24 | 7pm
SLAP & TICKLE

VSA Vermont's Awareness Theater Co.
Redwing Blackbird Theater
The Flying Donkey Puppet Co.
Possibilitarian Puppet & Mask Theater
More of Everything

11pm
PHOBIA & FETISH
not fit for young folks

VSA Vermont's Awareness Theater Co.
Jawbone Puppet Theater
Clare Dolan
Theater Oobleck
Sam Wilson
The Whiskey Spitters

June 25 | 7pm
COMING & GOING

Ramshackle Enterprises
Theater Oobleck
The Bros. Harrell

June 26 | 2pm
THE CAT & THE FIDDLE
fit for young folks

Ramshackle Enterprises
Olive Brecht
Jawbone Puppet Theater
Theater Oobleck
Animanumition Circus

7pm
SINK & SWIM

Clare Dolan
Redwing Blackbird Theater
The Bros. Harrell
Animanumition Circus
More of Everything 

 

The Banners and Cranks House Band is:
The Abominable Orchestra
(except June 24)

June 24 show accompanied by:
The Birdhive Boys (7pm show)
The Whiskey Spitters (11pm show)  


 

Show dates

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