“...a magnificent, brutal, funny and deeply human spectacle.” — Rue89 Strasbourg (France)
Chicago International Puppet Festival: Plexus Polaire
January 18, 2019 • 7:30 p.m.
January 19, 2019 • 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The third Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival biennial showcases the very best of puppetry arts from around the world. The Dance Center hosts French/Norwegian puppet company Plexus Polaire. Chambre noire ("Dark Room") is based on the life and death of radical American feminist and SCUM Manifesto author Valerie Jean Solanas—most well-known for attempting to kill Andy Warhol. A duet between puppeteer Yngvild Aspeli and percussionist Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen staged around Solanas's death-bed, Chambre noire employs life-sized puppets, video projections, a dose of dark humor, and a chaotic cabaret of sound to illuminate the story of an outrageously complex woman.
This performance is recommended for ages 16 and older.
Saturday, January 19 at 7:30pm
Dance Center, Theater 104
1306 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL, 60605