Fantasque, a NYC premiere, is an ebullient and magical pageant created by choreographer John Heginbotham and puppeteer Amy Trompetter. Giant puppets and human dancers join forces to create a fable of a battle of light and darkness, with a fantastical cast of characters featuring giant babies, blue angels, devils, rats, and a restaurant where the customers are tuxedo-wearing fish. Performed to live music composed by Gioachino Rossini and Ottorino Respighi, Fantasque ruminates on morality and immorality as seen through a child’s eyes in a series of connected vignettes bound by an unconventional and tender merging of puppetry and dance..
Photo : “Fantasque" SummerScape 2016, Fisher Center, Bard College
-photo by Cory Weaver
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"Truth: Crossing the Line" free exhibit
Poet Gold will be in attendance to debut a poem honoring Sojourner Truth with a focus on Poughkeepsie in the 19th century.
African shekere music and traditional spirituals performed by Good Gourd from the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center in Kingston, NY.
Large cardboard puppets, like those (pictured) used in street parades, will be part of the exhibit.
-photo by Tania Barricklo