WORLD STAGES: Raw to Real: Carving Theater: Installation by Handspring Puppet Company (South Africa)

Mar. 10 - 30, 2014
Hall of Nations
Running Time: 10 am-Building Close
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Kennedy Center Commission
Raw to Real: Carving Theater
Handspring Puppet Company

"With their magnificent puppets, Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler have been pushing theatergoers' experiences to new heights, casting a spell on audiences across the world."--CNN International

Widely recognized as South Africa's preeminent puppet theater company, and one of the most important in the world, Handspring, under the leadership of Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones, has created puppets for more than 16 theatrical productions, including the runaway hit War Horse, produced by the National Theatre in London, for which they won the Special Tony Award in 2011. For the festival, Handspring will exhibit a special selection of puppets from some of their most popular shows, including War Horse. Handspring has previously appeared at the Kennedy Center in War Horse (2012) and Tall Horse (2005), originally commissioned by the Kennedy Center titled Zarafa, as well as two productions as part of the Center's African Odyssey festival: Faustus in Africa (1997) and Ubu and the Truth Commission (1998).

Hall of Nations

10 a.m. to building close

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