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The Ballard Institute Opens 'Army Ants And Their Guests' and 'Immaterial Remains' Exh Photo The Ballard Institute Opens 'Army Ants And Their Guests' and 'Immaterial Remains' Exhibits
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2019

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present the grand opening of its new exhibitions Army Ants and their Guests: Works Inspired by the Carl and Marian Rettenmeyer Collection and Immaterial Remains: Can You Preserve a Shadow? on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. followed by a free tour of the new exhibitions, a performative lecture by curator Annie Rollins, and performances of AntU toy theaters at 7 p.m. All events will take place at the Ballard Institute, located at 1 Royce Circle in Downtown Storrs. The exhibition will be on display through Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020.

Flushing Town Hall Continues 40th Anniversary Season Celebrations With A Spectacular  Photo Flushing Town Hall Continues 40th Anniversary Season Celebrations With A Spectacular Selection Of Jazz And More
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 8, 2019

In 2019, Flushing Town Hall offers a breadth of outstanding global music, family programs, exhibitions, jazz and workshops. From January through June, Flushing Town Hall will present 72 programs, including 18 world music shows, 10 jazz performances, eight family programs, seven classical music concerts, three exhibitions, and more.  The spring season is a continuation of 40th anniversary celebrations of the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA), the steward of Flushing Town Hall.

Great Small Works Presents MUNTERGANG AND OTHER CHEERFUL DOWNFALLS Photo Great Small Works Presents MUNTERGANG AND OTHER CHEERFUL DOWNFALLS
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 30, 2018

Great Small Works revisits the work of radical 20th-century New York City puppeteers Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler. In a bilingual Yiddish-English play that uses Maud and Cutler's satirical puppet scripts and original graphics, together with Great Small Works' own puppets and projections, as well as The Dybbuk and Mae West, Muntergang is a meditation on historical models for changing power relationships.

MUNTERGANG AND OTHER CHEERFUL DOWNFALLS Comes to Theatre Project Photo MUNTERGANG AND OTHER CHEERFUL DOWNFALLS Comes to Theatre Project
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 27, 2018

Theater Project is proud to present Muntergang and Other Cheerful Downfalls, a puppet show inspired by the Modicut Yiddish Puppet Theater, from New York City'sGreat Small Works, May 3 - 6.

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry to Host 'THE FUTURE OF PUPPETRY AT UCONN' Forum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

As part of the 2016 Fall Puppet Forum Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present a discussion about The Future of Puppetry at UConn, including UConn Puppet Arts Program alumni prominent in their fields, and moderated by Puppet Arts Program Director Bart. P. Roccoberton, Jr.

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry to Host 'THE FUTURE OF PUPPETRY AT UCONN' Forum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

As part of the 2016 Fall Puppet Forum Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present a discussion about The Future of Puppetry at UConn, including UConn Puppet Arts Program alumni prominent in their fields, and moderated by Puppet Arts Program Director Bart. P. Roccoberton, Jr.

Flushing Town Hall Sets Summer Performances, Family Programs & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Spend your summer at Flushing Town Hall, which is presenting a fun and dynamic lineup of performances and special events this coming season, providing global arts for a global community in Queens and beyond.

HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program to Present MARCH OF THE PUPPETS, 3/11-19
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 2, 2016

HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program proudly presents March of the Puppets, taking place March 11 - 19.  March of the Puppets features three unique events: "Puppet Parlor 2016" (March 11 & 12), "The Joshua Show" (March 13) and "Steve of Tomorrow" (March 16 - 19).  Performances, detailed below, take place in the Dorothy B. Williams Theater at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue).            

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Opens 'THE WORK THAT FOLLOWS' Exhibition Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry celebrates the opening of its new exhibition, The Work That Follows: 50 Years of UConn Puppeteers today, July 11 With performances of The Nature of Nature at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., The Work That Follows exhibition opening at 2 p.m., And a UConn Puppet Arts Alumni Puppet Slam at 8 p.m.

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry to Open 'THE WORK THAT FOLLOWS' Exhibition, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry celebrates the opening of its new exhibition, The Work That Follows: 50 Years of UConn Puppeteers Saturday, July 11 With performances of The Nature of Nature at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., The Work That Follows exhibition opening at 2 p.m., And a UConn Puppet Arts Alumni Puppet Slam at 8 p.m.

Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry Presents HAO BANG AH, SHEEP! Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Presents Hao Bang Ah, Sheep! by Chinese Theatre Works today, April 11, 2015 At the Ballard Institute Theater Performances at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry to Present HAO BANG AH, SHEEP!, 4/11
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 20, 2015

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Presents Hao Bang Ah, Sheep! by Chinese Theatre Works Saturday, April 11, 2015 At the Ballard Institute Theater Performances at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

100 Year-Old Barge Celebrates Birthday with a Puppet Show, Now thru 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

This year, the floating home of the Waterfront Museum turns 100 years old. The vessel, the Lehigh Valley No. 79 is the only one of its kind still afloat in NY harbor and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. By following her 100-year history, 'Out of the Box & Over a Barrel,' tells the saga of commerce, transportation and the lives of the people of the working harbor in the age of lighterage. Along the 'Water Belt Line,' barges, (called lighters) and tugboats were the only link between ships and railways, moving goods across the harbor. 'Out of the Box' tells the story of this bustling era in NYC history before bridges and tunnels. Based on true stories using maps, models, puppets and historic photographs, this multi-discipline show aims to entertain and enlighten audiences about what this last-surviving wooden barge carried and the families and captains who lived on them.

100 Year-Old Barge Celebrates Birthday with a Puppet Show, 7/12-20
by Courtnie Mele - Jun 29, 2014

This year, the floating home of the Waterfront Museum turns 100 years old. The vessel, the Lehigh Valley No. 79 is the only one of its kind still afloat in NY harbor and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. By following her 100-year history, "Out of the Box & Over a Barrel," tells the saga of commerce, transportation and the lives of the people of the working harbor in the age of lighterage. Along the "Water Belt Line," barges, (called lighters) and tugboats were the only link between ships and railways, moving goods across the harbor. 'Out of the Box' tells the story of this bustling era in NYC history before bridges and tunnels. Based on true stories using maps, models, puppets and historic photographs, this multi-discipline show aims to entertain and enlighten audiences about what this last-surviving wooden barge carried and the families and captains who lived on them.

Pontine Theater Hosts Great Small Works Traveling Toy Theater Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2013

Immediately following the Great Small Works' Tenth International Toy Theater Festival in Brooklyn, New York, Great Small Works and friends will present an evening of paper theater shows at the West End Studio Theater, hosted by Pontine Theater. The program includes performances by Facto Teatro from Mexico City, Barbara Steinitz and Bjorn Kollin from Berlin, and Great Small Works from New York City.

Great Small Works Brings 10th INTERNATIONAL TOY THEATER FESTIVAL to St. Ann's Warehouse, Now thru 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

St. Ann's Warehouse will present a colossal celebration of tiny art, Great Small Works' Tenth International Toy Theater Festival, today, June 14-23.

Pontine Theater to Host Great Small Works Traveling Toy Theater Festival, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013

Immediately following the Great Small Works' Tenth International Toy Theater Festival in Brooklyn, New York, Great Small Works and friends will present an evening of paper theater shows at the West End Studio Theater, hosted by Pontine Theater. The program includes performances by Facto Teatro from Mexico City, Barbara Steinitz and Bjorn Kollin from Berlin, and Great Small Works from New York City.

Great Small Works to Bring 10th INTERNATIONAL TOY THEATER FESTIVAL to St. Ann's Warehouse, 6/14-23
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

St. Ann's Warehouse will present a colossal celebration of tiny art, Great Small Works' Tenth International Toy Theater Festival, June 14-23.

Charlotte Church, Jomama Jones and More Set for Joe's Pub, 3/25-31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

Pegi Young, Charlotte Church, Pascal Schumacher, Tecla Esposito, Bill Kirchen, NY Theremin Society, Abigail Washburn, Slavic Soul Party!, Aputumpu Festival 2013, Justin Vivian Bond, Kenyon Phillips, Scream Along with Billy and Jomama Jones are featured in the lineup at Joe's Pub at the Public this week, March 25-31, 2013.

Abigail Washburn's POST-AMERICAN GIRL Comes to Joe's Pub, 3/28-30
by Kelsey Denette - Feb 28, 2013

Clawhammer banjo player, composer and singer ABIGAIL WASHBURN will debut POST-AMERICAN GIRL at Joe's Pub at The Public March 28 - 30 as part of NEW YORK VOICES, the popular commission series designed to help musicians make the leap from songwriting and performance to theatrical production. Washburn's new stage piece is about an American girl coming-of-age in a swiftly changing global order. It features folk arts of China and Appalachia in shadow puppetry, sacred harp song, traditional music as well as new compositions. Tickets go on-sale today, February 28 at http://www.joespub.com/.

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