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Wednesday 23 July 2014 – Bootown Presents Poncili Creación (puppet theatre from Puerto Rico) * Platahontas

July 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off

Poncili Creación (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
http://poncilidad.tumblr.com/

What is Poncili Creación?

Poncili is a mysterious art collective from Puerto Rico that has developed a unique way of performing, disregarding any limits for their sense of expression: theater of land art, dance, poetry, giant masks, street performance and puppet theater. Chaotic Tranquility, has been used to describe their performances. Live music is an intrinsic component, often coming from unorthodox instruments and their own bodies. Playing with color and dimension, props and puppets for their shows are sculpted from clay or built from recycled material.

 

 

Bootown (Houston, TX)
http://www.bootown.org/

Bootown’s Platahontas:

Ever think to yourself -
“Self, isn’t the platypus such a strange creature?
I wonder what people really thought of it way back when it was first discovered?
They are just so weird, I am perplexed and fascinated!”

THEN THIS IS THE PUPPET SHOW FOR YOU! Platahontas uses shadow puppetry to chronicle the life of one of these semi aquatic mammals after it is kidnapped and sold into scientific slavery (or what they refer to as “research”). Platahontas doesn’t remain under his captors’ microscope for long; he is soon sold to a circus where his freaky features garner top dollars from curious onlookers.

Platahontas could be one of the most interesting characters BooTown has had on our bill. (Platypus also have bills, so that’s funny.)

Conceived and directed by Emily Hynds.
Built by Lindsay Burleson, Peter Zama, Larkin Elliott, and Stephen Walker.
With an original score performed live by Joe Wozny.