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RESCHEDULED FOR 11/29 AT 7 P.M.: “Night Fall: Community Puppetry in Hartford” with Anne Cubberly

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Due to inclement weather, this forum has been rescheduled for November 29 at 7 p.m.

For its second installment of the 2018 Fall Puppet Forum Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will host Anne Cubberly for Night Fall: Community Puppetry in Hartford on Thursday November 29 at 7 p.m. at the Ballard Institute Theater, located at 1 Royce Circle in Downtown Storrs. This forum will discuss the origins, aims, techniques, and aesthetics of this dynamic community performance event that has redefined the cultural life of Connecticut’s capital.

Over the past seven years as the Artistic Director of Night Fall, Anne Cubberly has created annual performances in Hartford parks celebrating seasonal change with spectacles combining art, music, dance, and her trademark giant puppets. Cubberly is a visual artist with more than 30 years of experience creating kinetic sculpture, giant puppets, installations, and performances. She has exhibited steadily in solo and group exhibitions, and created performances for the Cleveland Museum of Art and The Wadsworth Atheneum. She has also led school and community groups with a focus on creativity, process, and community, all while utilizing repurposed materials.

The final Fall Puppet Forum of the semester is:  

December 6: “African American Puppetry in New York City,” with Nehprii Amenii and Brad Brewer
In conjunction with the Ballard Institute’s Living Objects: African American Puppetry exhibition, this forum will bring together two noted New York-based puppeteers to talk about the past, present, and future of African American puppetry, and the dynamics of aesthetic and artistic choices in this field.

Admission to these events is free (donations greatly appreciated!), and refreshments will be served. Come early, and experience our puppet exhibitions, as well as the video resources in our library nook. Forums will be broadcast via Facebook Live. For more information, or if you require an accommodation to attend a forum, please contact Ballard Institute staff at 860.486.8580 or bimp@uconn.edu.

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