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& quarantine cinema

THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY CHALLENGING TIME FINANCIALLY FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE, INCLUDING US, AS MANY OF OUR GIGS AND PERFORMANCES ARE BEING CANCELLED. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT HAPPENSTANCE, PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION HERE:

JUXTAPOSE

A THEATRICAL COLLAGE IN ACTION

Using the manipulation of objects, puppetry, physical theatre, theatrical clown, and vintage spectacle, we will conjure portals to hope. This show will not follow a linear narrative, but will instead be a series of highly visual vignettes woven together by thematic threads inspired by the shadow boxes of Joseph Cornell, the films of Jean-Pierre Jeunet, nostalgia, ephemera, mass-extinction and the Anthropocene, discovery, creation, play, attachment and letting go. The piece is set in an imaginary tenement building that might be a hotel or a boarding house inhabited by eccentrics whose journeys, within the container of this dwelling, become art. 

JUXTAPOSE will premiere at the 15th annual Capital Fringe Festival as part of their CURATED series at Arena Stage in the Kogod Cradle 

July 8 - 19.

 

"All of the role-juggling performers prove themselves to be adepts of the deadpan, the sidelong glance, the freeze and the pregnant pause."

               - The Washington Post