BANNERS & CRANKS: a cantastoria festival curated by Dave Buchen & Clare Dolan
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
The Dolly Wagglers
Great Small Works
Chinese Theatre Works
Possibilitarian Puppet & Mask Theater
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)