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Performing Arts
A SERIES OF CONTEMPORARY PUPPET AND OBJECT THEATER
IN ANIMATE OBJECTS: ADVENTURES IN NEW PUPPETRY


OCTOBER 2000-JUNE 2001

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DISCOUNTS OF UP TO 25% ($40% WALKER MEMBERS) AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO CHOOSE 3 TO 5 EVENTS. ADDED DISCOUNTS FOR ONLINE ORDERS.

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There is an unusual, almost mystical form of theatrical magic achieved when objects are brought to life by the virtuosity of a puppetry master--when the audience looks past the artist and fully embraces this animated new life form. In the hands of experimental theater practitioners, performance artists, and avant-puppeteers, object theater and new puppetry have assume an elevated place on the American stage. Audiences and artists alike are attracted to the form's sculptural possibilities, ancient global roots, inherent surreality, and the promise of transcendence it holds out in spiritually arid times. Two years ago, the Walker launched its first, remarkably successful Adventures in New Puppetry series. From October 2000 through June 2001, that tradition continues with a compellingly diverse survey of new puppet art, including both large- and small-scale masterworks from Argentina, England, and the United States as well as Walker-commissioned creations. In partnership with several key Twin Cities copresenters, the Walker's In Animate Objects: Adventures in New Puppetry series promises performances filled with whimsy and horror, visual splendor, and invention--and the intriguing mystery of the inanimate brought to life. We are please that you could join us.

OCTOBER 25-27, 2000
EL PERIFÉRICO DE OBJETOS--HAMLETMACHINE
JANUARY 18-21, 2001
IMPROBABLE THEATRE--SPIRIT
MARCH 15-18, 2001
  BASIL TWIST/THE ELKINA SISTERS--PETRUSHKA
APRIL 19-21, 2001
  PAUL ZALOOM--VELVETVILLE
MAY 31-JUNE 3, 2001
  GUY KLUCEVSEK--SQUEEZEPLAY



IN ANIMATE OBJECTS: ADVENTURES IN NEW PUPPETRY IS MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM TARGET STORES. ADDITIONAL PROJECT SUPPORT PROVIDED BY THE BUSH FOUNDATION.