From HERE's Dream Music Puppetry program comes this bittersweet work of material performance, inspired by daily life in America. More…
Layering movement, puppetry, live music, found text, and animation, Chris Green and a multi-disciplinary ensemble create an absurdist meditation on losing your footing in the pursuit of happiness.
"Deliberate randomness forms the strong visual story told by Chris Green’s 'American Weather.' Thanks to Green and his collaborator’s masterful multidisciplinary combination of puppetry, video, song, verse and live action, 'American Weather’s' barometer reads division...How this is accomplished is rigorous. In applying theatrical basics with care and intelligence, 'American Weather' is provocative." Full Review
“An inventive multi-media performance…The loose and open-ended narrative is strewn with metaphor that might resonate in unexpected ways…However, 'American Weather' is certainly not the easiest show to follow…With clever design, the piece is a treat for theatre aficionados who appreciate multi-media storytelling. However, while thoughtful, the intentions and messages of 'American Weather' are perhaps too hidden to be fully comprehended or appreciated." Full Review
See it if You like meditative abstract pieces that leave a lot of room for interpretation.
Don't see it if You expect a coherent story where each gesture is like a nail holding the structure together.
See it if some well-done puppetry on display in this political piece of experimental art, it aims high, doesn't quite hit the mark, but interesting
Don't see it if you need a spelt out plot, fast pace or if patrionising political commentary winds you up (definitely don't read the program notes)
See it if You enjoy performance art. The description of this show doesn’t do it justice. As performance art it’d rate much higher. Some great parts.
Don't see it if You’re easily bored or can’t think outside the box...way outside!
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