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Paper Cities


Paper Cities

City Heights Performance Annex
3791 Fairmount Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105

November 5 – 7, 2015
$20 general admission
$15 Seniors, Practicing artists and Military

Presented by the contemporary hybrid puppet company Animal Cracker Conspiracy this show pushes the boundaries of live kinetic performance. With support from the Jim Henson Foundation, the San Diego Foundation, Guthman Foundation and the La Jolla Playhouse Paper Cities questions the precarious foundations and logic on which humans have constructed their own environment. Paper Cities is an affront to the digital age of information; it refuses to reveal all the facts. Like a book with many missing pages the story can be pieced together archeologically, forensically or later in dreams. Paper Cities disregards notions of a well-made play; blockbuster, dance theatre and even puppet show to reveal performers working out the thorny eternally disconnecting problems of human development. Pulling myriad experiences together to create a moving poem, a grocery list of ideas, thoughts and feelings about home, cities, the past, paper, and what it may have once meant to be human. Bringing into question the very act of puppetry as a performative medium to explore what stories are being told and query who is manipulating whom. Performed with puppets, animated objects, dance, original film, live music and sound design by Kristopher Apple. Directed by Liam Clancy.

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