|Friday,||March 8, 2019||8:30 p.m.|
Sandglass Theater (Vermont, USA)
All audiences, 12 years +
A piece about belonging, memory and inter-generational dialogue
In 2015, the circus career of Shoshana Bass ends abruptly after an unimaginable fall from a trapeze. While she struggled with questions of identity in the face of physical inability, her father, Eric Bass, decided to teach her Autumn Portraits, his signature puppet vignette performance. The pieces became answers to Shoshanna’s moments of spiritual crisis and the framework for her newest work, When I Put On Your Glove.
When I Put On Your Glove is a puppetry, dance and spoken word piece that explores a daughter’s relationship to her father’s work. It builds upon the premise that puppets are containers of memory. This work addresses universal questions of belonging, childhood, fear of loss, death and the complicated nature of navigating generational artistic legacy. The show layers Shoshana’s own journey of recovery with the memories of her childhood, and her relationship to her father and his art.
An important work about inter-generational dialogue and healing.
Running Time: 70 minutes
Techniques: Dance, Table Top and Direct Manipulation
Founded in 1982 by the husband and wife team of Eric Bass and Ines Zeller Bass, Sandglass Theater is a renowned theatre company specializing in combining puppets with music, actors, and visual imagery. The company’s productions have toured around the world, performing in theatres, festivals and cultural institutions and winning numerous international prizes.
The passing of Eric’s puppets into new hands marks a pivotal moment of generational transition for Sandglass Theater. It is an engagement with what legacy means in the puppetry field. It explores how an art form endures and transforms as it is handed from one generation to another.
Creator and Performer: Shoshana Bass
Stage Direction: Gerard Stropnicky
Scenography: Ines Zeller Bass
Puppets: Eric Bass and Ines Zeller Bass
Sound and Light Design: Maria Pugnetti
Choreography: Alison Mott