Sandglass Theater (USA)
9/13, 8PM, NEYT, Brattleboro Tickets
9/18, 8PM, NEYT, Brattleboro Tickets
D-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks is a full-length theater piece based on stories written collaboratively by groups of people with late-stage dementia. The work is performed by three puppeteers (the caregivers) and five puppets (the residents of a care-facility). Set to a compelling original score and striking animated video segments, D-Generation takes us into a world that is all too much a part of our lives.
Kimi Maeda (USA)
9/16, 8 PM, Sandglass Theater, Putney Tickets
9/18, 8 PM, Sandglass Theater, Putney Tickets
9/19, 8 PM, Sandglass Theater, Putney Tickets
Using sand as her canvas, Kimi Maeda transforms image after image, combining live feed projection of these drawings with archival footage to tell the story of her father Robert Maeda's relationship to modernist sculptor Isamu Noguchi. As dementia gradually overtook Maeda’s life, his daughter, Kimi, was inspired to take on the task he started decades ago, exploring the life of Noguchi in relation to his (and her) own personal history.
Theater Waidspeicher (Germany)
9/19, 8 PM, NEYT, BrattleboroTickets
9/20, 8 PM, NEYT, BrattleboroTickets
A remarkably original production of Romeo and Juliet
that dispenses with words, and is not a ballet, but rather musical theatre with puppets! The piece begins seconds before the tragic ending: Juliet awakes from her deathly sleep in the tomb, and in a half-trance relives the story of her love for Romeo and further experiences events she knew nothing of before.