April 4, 2011

Warhorse: The Puppeteers

Vera List Center for Art and Politics
Basil JonesAdrian KohlerYvette ChristiansëDan HurlinNew School

Come hear writer, curator and scholar Jane Taylor speak on Tuesday April 12, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Cabinet. Taylor has worked with Handspring in developing two major works: the script for Ubu and the Truth Commission and the libretto for The Confessions of Zeno.

The extraordinary success of Warhorse has drawn attention to Handspring’s decades-long experiments and innovations in the art of puppetry and their remarkable contribution to theater in South Africa. Handspring Puppet Company was founded by Basil Jones, Adrian Kohler, Jill Joubert and Jon Weinberg in 1981. They have produced eleven plays and two operas, often directly addressing pressing political concerns such as the proceedings of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. They have collaborated with many artists including Mali’s Sogolon Puppet Troupe and South African artist William Kentridge, and have appeared in over 200 venues in South Africa and abroad.

The New School event is co-sponsored by the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design.

At the New School

Yvette Christiansë, Visiting Professor of Africana Studies, Barnard College, and Associate Professor of English, Fordham University

Dan Hurlin, puppeteer and Director of the Graduate Program in Theater, Sarah Lawrence College

Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler, Handspring Puppet Company

At Cabinet

Jane Taylor, CEO of Handspring Trust

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