69˚ S. (The Shackleton Project)
Phantom Limb : : World Premiere Production
Phantom Limb’s 69˚S. imagines the unimaginable. Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 trans-Antarctic expedition—the real life story of a group of gentlemen frozen (literally) in crisis—is reignited by a contemporary dilemma: the realities of a changing environment and the planet’s uncertain future.
Theatre, dance, puppetry, photography and film unite in an impressionistic, stunning and evocative series of tableaux vivants, taking us on an artistic and emotional journey that explores the symbiotic relationship between humans and the environment and reinvigorates the spirit of foregoing individual glory for the sake of collective survival.
Learn about Phantom Limb's world premiere production, background on the 1914 expedition, the puppetry, music and much more here, brought to you by The Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College.
“Exquisitely rendered….beautifully constructed.” –Los Angeles Times
About Phantom Limb
Led by husband and wife team Erik Sanko and Jessica Grindstaff, the New York City-based Phantom Limb has been critically acclaimed for its reinvention of traditional theatrical forms, such as marionette puppetry, in order to probe issues of contemporary life and modern consciousness. They recently received the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Award.
Funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies.
Post-Performance Discussion with Phantom Limb’s Erik Sanko and Jessica Grindstaff
Following the performance THUR, FEB 9 @ 7:30PM
Learn more about Phantom Limb’s research and inspiration behind the tableaux vivants in the production.
“Making Puppets Come to Life”
Puppet Performance Workshop
SAT, FEB 11 after the 2PM performance of 69˚S.,3:30-4:30PM
The Jackie Liebergott Black Box (“The Jackie”) at the Paramount Center
FREE for all 69˚S. ticket holders;
WORKSHOP FULL—NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS
Curious to learn how the 69˚S. performers bring their puppets to life? Join Roxanna Myhrum, artistic director of Puppet Showplace Theatre, New England’s puppet theatre! This lively hour-long puppet performance workshop will cover puppetry basics including focus, breath and the physical vocabulary that transforms objects into characters.
No experience necessary, but space is limited, so please be sure to register in advance by clicking here.
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A dream-like multimedia meditation with music
1 week only!
FEB 7 - FEB 12
Box Office: 617.824.8400
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VIDEO DESIGN BY:
Shaun Irons & Lauren Petty
Recorded by Kronos Quartet
Live Performance and Additional Music by Skeleton Key
Developed with Tony Taccone
Conceived in Collaboration with David Harrington/Kronos Quartet
An ArKtype Project Produced in Association with Beth Morrison Projects
65 minutes with no intermission