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Virtual Performance of ISH by Felicia Cooper

Sunday, March 21, 2021
7:00pm – 7:45pm

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The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and the UConn Puppet Arts Program present ISH, an MFA performance by UConn Puppet Arts graduate student Felicia Cooper, co-sponsored by the Mansfield Downtown Partnership. The performance will be streamed on March 21 at 7 p.m. on Ballard Institute’s Facebook Live (http://facebook.com/BallardInstitute/) in celebration of World Puppetry Day.

This show is a whale of a time and a (very) loose homage to New England’s own Moby-Dick, if Ishmael was a hyper-curious eleven-year-old girl and the whale was a little friendlier! With the help of her stuck submarine, Ish explores her perspective in isolated circumstances, a maker’s approach, and our relationship to the ocean. Join us underwater for shadow puppets, object performance, and three-dimensional cantastoria as we search for a whale from right where we are.

Suitable for kids 6-11, ISH uses shadow puppets from an overhead projector, object performance in a suitcase, and original music from Juliana Carr. Calling on traditional performance techniques updated with new technology, this kick in the pants to Melville will spark curiosity in kids and parents alike. ISH uses technology as performance and performance as technology. This story is filled with creative problem solving and shifting perspectives. We want to encourage kids to use their imagination, take a step back, and try on new ideas!

ISH will also be performed outdoors on Betsy Paterson Square on March 18-20. To learn more about these outdoor performances and to reserve seats, visit: http://bimp.ticketleap.com/ish-by-felicia-cooper/.

For more information, please contact Ballard Institute staff at 860.486.8580 or bimp@uconn.edu. This show is a whale of a time and a (very) loose homage to New England’s own Moby-Dick, if Ishmael was a hyper-curious eleven-year-old girl and the whale was a little friendlier! With the help of her stuck submarine, Ish explores her perspective in isolated circumstances, a maker’s approach, and our relationship to the ocean. Join us underwater for shadow puppets, object performance, and three-dimensional cantastoria as we search for a whale from right where we are. We want to encourage kids to use their imagination, take a step back, and try on new ideas! Suitable for kids 6-11.

Admission is free, but due to COVID-19 safety precautions, seating reservations must be made in advance by visiting http://bimp.ticketleap.com. This event is being offered in accordance with State of Connecticut reopening guidelines, including the Phase III sector rules for outdoor events. For safety, six feet of space will be required between seated family groups and masks are required for all attendees, staff, and volunteers ages two and up. There will be limited, socially-distanced seating available based on family or quarantine units. Chairs will be made available, but groups are encouraged to bring blankets. Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance and exit of the seating

Contact:

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, 860-486-8580 or bimp@uconn.edu

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry (primary), Dramatic Arts, School of Fine Arts, UConn Master Calendar

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