“Pre-cinematic technology takes over the Dorothy B. Williams Theater at HERE for a week of contemporary Cantastoria, cooked up by puppeteers, artists & craftspeople from across the country. A millennium-old art form is rejuvenated and re-imaged, as performers animate paintings and banners with puppets, sung texts, jokes, songs & stories.
Each unique program features several original shorts on a given theme, and the festival kicks off with a FREE opening celebration, presented by Great Small Works at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.” — from a flyer for the show
The festival begins Sunday June 19th with the free show from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Pier 1 in DUMBO, Brooklyn and featuring: The Dolly Wagglers, Great Small Works, Theater Oobleck, Chinese Theater Works, Possibilitarian Puppet & Mask Theater and Greatest Smallest Band.
The festival continues at HERE, from Wednesday the 22nd through Sunday the 26th with one or more programs per day. Programs cost $20, or two for $30.
For more information, head over to the Banners & Cranks blog.
A set of four hand-printed linocut posters for the event designed by Clare Dolan and Dave Buchen (shown here) are also available for a contribution of $40. Donations/contributions may be made on the Banners & Cranks blog.