LaMaMa presents the NYC premiere of this theatrical collage of multimedia, puppetry, and Central Yup’ik drum and dance, illuminating striking moments of cross-cultural encounter in the epic, changing landscapes of Alaska.
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'Alaxsxa | Alaska' features Conarro and Gary Upay’aq Beaver (Central Yup’ik), along with puppeteer Justin Perkins. Three performers use movement and puppetry to reveal a series of little-known historical narratives of collisions between people and cultures in Alaska. These histories--at times humorous, at times tragic--juxtapose against Beaver and Conarro’s own personal memories as "insider" and "outsider" in the Last Frontier.