Bard College at Simon's Rock
Cave Dogs presents a startling, original way of telling a story. Fluid shadows and images dance in wild imagination across the screen. Each performance promises a healthy dose of the sublime, the exciting, the absurd, and the downright fun that will result in something infinitely compelling.
Cave Dogs brings together visual artists, musicians, and storytellers in the spirit of creating interdisciplinary, multi-sensory performances. Experience innovative, large-scale shadow projections cast from props, costumes, puppets and the human body. Captivating shadows move in concert with projected video imagery and an original soundtrack. Multiple, richly layered visual tableaus produce effects that conjure both the dreamlike quality of early film and the humor of contemporary animation – all of which charm, challenge, and captivate adults and children alike. It’s magical, like watching dreams cross into the conscious world. They teach trees to dance and whales to sing.
Through divergent lenses, the performance Liquid States explores the substance, metaphoric allusion, and socio-politics of water. Water in its many physical states, cultural circumstances and environmental perspectives is closely examined. Water means life.
Cave Dogs are Suzanne Stokes, Jim Fossett, Adam Mastropaolo, Trudy Trutwin, Maizy Milliken, Alchemy Mastropaolo, Gracie and Emerson Fossett. Dean Jones, Grammy Award winner, created the soundtrack.
This performance will be presented with an opening act by students from Mount Everett Regional School as part of a dance/art residency program.
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