November 15 - November 18, 2018

By Théâtre d’Un Jour Directed by Patrick Masset Written as an allegory, Exodus is a multi-disciplinary performance that questions the large migration waves. Four artists from different backgrounds tell the tragic story of a migrant’s deafening silence. They tell about their dreams of freedom, washed up on the shores of a “free” country.  A moment […]

Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup

November 17 - November 18, 2018

By Wonderspark Puppets Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup is a puppet show based on the beloved PJ Library book by Pamela Mayer.  The story revolves around two grandmothers, one Jewish and one Chinese, who come up with elaborate ways to show their granddaughter that their cultural heritage (their chicken soup) is the best. The themes in […]

Everything Starts From A Dot

November 08 - November 10, 2018

Concept, Sound Design, & Visual Design by Nekaa Lab/Sachiyo Takahashi Inspired by abstract visual artists, notably Wassily Kandinsky, Alexander Calder and Otto Piene, Everything Starts from a Dot is an abstract journey of a humble dot presented through Microscopic Live Cinema-Theatre, combining video projection and the presence of moving objects on stage. The story unfolds solely […]


November 08 - November 11, 2018

Concept & Choreography by Duda Paiva & Nancy Black Directed by Nancy Black In this new solo work, renowned dancer/puppeteer Duda Paiva draws on his childhood, during which he suffered an illness that blistered his body and left him temporarily blind. His surreal path to healing involved both shamanic and western medicine. Blind transforms this […]

La MaMa Puppet Slam 2018

November 05

Curated by Jane Catherine Shaw Performances: Sub-Aquatic Suitcase Adventures by Eva Lansberry / Eva Cranky Pantz Lonely by Evolve Puppets (Tanya Khordoc & Barry Weil) Nautilus Free Lossy by Connie Fu The Puppet Master by Roseanna Zerambo Stranger 2 by Jeongyun Lee Aricama Programming Ceremony by Maria Camia / Aricama Rest Hour by Jarrett Murray […]

Wunderkammer | Cabinet of Curiosities 

November 01 - November 03, 2018

Step into the alluring cabinet of marionettes and allow them to transport you to a place of pure wonder. This cabinet of curiosities illuminates the universal connection between all things, illustrating a world of oneness between art, history, nature and science. Puppeteers Alice Therese Gottschalk, Raphael Mürle, and Frank Soehnle, all disciples of the internationally-renowned […]

天问 TIAN WEN: Heavenly Questions for Modern Times

November 03 - November 05, 2018

By Visual Expressions Directed by Hua Hua Zhang  Inspired by a classic Chinese poem, Tian Wen is an experimental puppetry performance featuring living sculpture, stylized movement, and live music. The individual pieces – or dreams – explore the differences in feelings, concerns, and behaviors between East and West that Hua Hua Zhang has observed during […]

La MaMa Su Casa Program: Studies in Puppet Form Presentation

Workshop Leader: Federico Restrepo About the Program “Studies in Puppet Form,” conducted by Federico Restrepo, introduced seniors to the use of puppetry in dance. Participants learned how to use the body and puppetry to communicate character and action, and improve body control and body language. They collaboratively developed a short puppet and movement performance that highlights […]

Wildflowers, a feminine genesis

October 18 - October 21, 2018

Choreography and Performance by Maureen Fleming Presented by La MaMa and Irish Arts Center A world premiere work by acclaimed dance artist Maureen Fleming, Wildflowers, a feminine genesis is a sensuous celebration of mystical femininity. Surreal movement poetry creates mesmerizing visual theatre in this interdisciplinary movement piece, inspired by the lush symbolism of Irish poet […]

Language Reversal

October 12 - October 14, 2018

Presented by La MaMa with co-commissioning support from ASU Gammage Written by Aaron Landsman A Workshop Presentation Language Reversal is a new collaboration between US theater artist Aaron Landsman and Serbian collective Kulturanova, about resistance and translation, performed in two places at once. Language Reversal will be presented in-progress, with interactive live-feeds from artists and […]