Odysseus at Hell Gate: An East River Puppetscape with Processional Arts Workshop

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August 24, 2011

11am-2pm, 3pm-7pm.

Socrates Sculpture Park

Long Island City

All Ages

FREE

Description: Come help visiting artists Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles transform the Park into a puppetscape evoking the history of New York's forgotten islands through the lens of Homeric myth. Odysseus at Hell Gate will be created during the drop-in workshops and performed entirely by volunteers. Kahn and Michahelles, whose large-scale puppet works lead the renowned NY Village Halloween Parade, will introduce volunteers to a variety of techniques in pageant puppetry. The workshops culminate in a volunteer-executed installation, involving objects, micro-parades, and cyclical performances throughout the Park.

Address: 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11106
Phone: 718-956-1819
Website: socratessculpturepark.org

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