La MaMa in association with Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre is presenting the world premiere of Undefined Fraction, inspired by Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s play, Life’s a Dream, at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La Mama, 66 E 4th Street, 2nd Fl. in New York, Nov. 19 – 29, 2015.
Undefined Fraction was conceived and adapted by Federico Restrepo & Denise Greber. Directed, choreographed and designed by Federico Restrepo with music composed by Tareke Ortiz and costume design by Becky Hubbert.
The cast features Amira Aziza, Ale Fips, Denise Greber, Chris Ignacio, Hope Kroog, Jessica Krueger, Chris Rehmann, Federico Restrepo and José Rivera Jr.
Musicians: Juan Bayon, Tareke Ortiz and Chriz Zaborowski.
Puppet fabrication assistance by Carolina Restrepo and Ale Fips.
Performances are Thurday through Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 4pm. Tickets are $25/$20 students and seniors. For more information, click on www.lamama.org and on UNDEFINED FRACTION, click on www.loco7.org. Box Office: 646-430-5374
Generously supported by The Jim Henson Foundation, New York State Presenters Network and by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council programs – The Fund, supported by New York State Council of the Arts and administered by Lower Manhattan, Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space Residency.
Presented by Dixon Place as part of Puppet Blok Series
December 18, 2014 – work in progress presentation.
Puppetry from the U.S., Japan, Belgium and Colombia will be featured in the 2015 LA MAMA PUPPET SERIES set for November 5 to 29 on all four of La MaMa’s stages in New York City. This biennial festival highlights new contemporary puppet theatre from many of the world’s leading puppet artists during the month of November, including Heather Henson,Ty Defoe, Tom Lee, Koryu Nishikawa V, Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company and Maiko Kikuchi.
The festival features five main stage shows that are geared toward an adventurous theatre audience, as well as family programming and one-night only special events. The five main stage productions are multi-disciplinary theatre pieces that explore serious themes.
The LA MAMA PUPPET SERIES is a biennial festival highlighting new contemporary puppet theatre by international artists, continuing a long tradition of puppetry at La MaMa: the theater’s late, legendary founder Ellen Stewart presented the first puppet production at La MaMa in 1962 with the U.S. debut of Korea’s renowned puppet master Pagoon Kang Wouk.Throughout its 50-plus year history, La MaMa has produced shows by such notable puppet artists as Theodora Skipitares, Roman Paska, Vit Horejs, Kevin Augustine and Ralph Lee.
“I am excited for audiences to see the work because it incorporates a stunning array of powerful imagery, music, dance, and compelling ideas that truly reflects La MaMa’s dedication to promoting and presenting innovative theatre.” says Denise Greber, director and curator of the PUPPET SERIES.
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