A Puppet Show (But Not For Children) Long before Disney made Pinocchio a real boy, before Woody met Buzz Lightyear, before the Scarecrow and the Tin Man wanted a brain and a heart, before the Velveteen Rabbit learned to hop . . . there was Igor Stravinsky’s Petrouchka, a haunting ballet about a puppet who… Read More
In honor of the 4th of July on Monday we’re celebrating America all week. Our first offering is American Ballet Theatre performing Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo. Any guesses on what we have planned for the rest of the week? The person who guesses the most right will win a pair of tickets to Carmen/Petrouchka! Go!
Did you know that in 1984 there was a ballet produced to ABBA music? Logically, it was called ABBAllet. Let’s just take a moment to let that brilliance sink in… Lucky for us, one of the numbers is called “I’m a Marionette” so it fits right into this week’s Daily Dance Break theme. A perfect… Read More
You can’t talk puppets without muppets! Some of Jim Henson’s littlest characters show us that you don’t have to have a lot of limbs to dance!
MOMIX Artistic Director Moses Pendelton created an otherworldly blend of dance, costumes, projections and large scale puppets for their nature-inspired program Botanica. Even better, the show uses creatures created by Oregon artist Michael Curry. Reminding us that puppets don’t always have strings…