LEGACY & TRADITION
6:30PM *Potluck Meeting!
New York City is one of the main hubs for the American Puppetry community. How did this world class city foster the thriving community that we have today?
Come meet those who have helped build our beautiful community.
Join PGOGNY for an evening celebrating legacy, tradition, and innovation in puppetry. We are proud to honor the decades of passion and legacy of Penny Jones (Penny Jones and CO. Puppets), Nick Coppola (Puppetworks), Bruce Cannon (Artistic Director Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre), Ralph Lee & Casey Compton (Mettawee Theatre Company), Vít Hořejš (Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre), and Hanne Tierney.
*Free for Members and 1st Time Guests!
Jingle jangle puppet party!
Poncili creación - carving ideas
January 22nd at 7pm!
In this special workshop, “Carving Ideas,” you will learn how to conceptualize, create and bring to life your own creature made of Foam - with a simultaneous crash course in experimental dance, DIY puppetry and shamanic rites.
- Introduction to the creation of an idea, concept design, and thinking outside the box:
- Exploration of foam as an element, carving and finishing techniques, and a summary of everything we have learned from five years experience working with this material
- Bringing a Foam object to life including but not limited to shamanic rites, dancing and puppetry techniques
- Conclusion: exercise to discuss the possibilities of puppetry and life in general.
Poncili Creación is a performance group based in Puerto Rico that generates theatrical and audiovisual content from their foam sculptures or “objects” as they call them. Established in 2012, Their artistic process is an exploration of how they can impact and alter their lives, the lives of others, and our collective reality through the knowledge and understanding of objects and movement. They are best known for their performatic interventions composed of improvised music, dance and experimental narrative around their objects. Never having limited themselves to artistic scenes or specific movements; they have presented their work internationally in puppet festivals, galleries, museums, schools, bars, art fairs, basements, communes and