Launching the Unbound series, South African visual artist/theater director William Kentridge joins Johannesburg's acclaimed Handspring Puppet Company, composer Kevin Volans, and England's Duke Quartet in the creation of this beautifully staged new music/puppet-theater work based on a chapter of Italo Svevo's novel Confessions of Zeno (1923). The performance opens with Kentridge's short animated film Shadow Procession, an inspiration for Zeno's visual universe, and is followed by the Duke Quartet's performance of Hunting: Gathering, an earlier string quartet work by Volans. Co-commissioned by the Walker Art Center; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
MASTER PUPPETRY LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 3-4:30 PM, AUDITORIUM
Puppet-maker Adrian Kohler and puppeteer Basil Jones discuss their collaborations, company history, and South African puppet-theater and demonstrate their techniques.
PRESHOW TALK: ZENO AT 4 AM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 7 PM, FREE WITH PERFORMANCE TICKET, LECTURE ROOM
Lyricist Jane Taylor shares insights on the creation of Zeno at 4 am and her collaboration with William Kentridge and Handspring Puppet Company.
SUPPORTED IN PART WITH FUNDS FROM THE BUSH FOUNDATION. U.S. TOUR SUPPORT PROVIDED BY ARTS INTERNATIONAL WITH FUNDING FROM THE DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, THE FORD FOUNDATION, AND THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION.