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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Handmade Puppet Dreams Film night rescheduled to Friday June 23 at 8:30pm

The Somerville Arts Council & East Somerville Main Streets present:

Puppet Palooza 2017
A series of free puppet performances for families

Due to the pending inclement weather, we will be rescheduling tomorrow’s film

“Handmade Puppet Dreams: Short Films for Families” curated by Heather Henson of IBEX Puppets
Rescheduled to Friday, June 23 at 8:30pm
Chuckie Harris Park, 3-17 Cross St E

Heather Henson introduces independent filmmakers and puppeteers who explore their craft specifically for the camera in this handpicked selection of puppet film shorts. Handmade Puppet Dreams showcases the fresh voices of independent puppeteers who embrace film as their medium for individual expressions, to build their visions, and breathe life into their dreams, while exploring a spectrum of live-action puppetry styles. Since 2005, Handmade Puppet Dreams has been screened nationally, where it received a UNIMA Citation of Excellence, and internationally in France, the Czech Republic, India, United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, Israel, and Prague, where it was awarded “The Best Puppet Film” at The World Puppet Festival.

Recommended for ages 4 and up.

About the Series
As the summer season approaches, the Somerville Arts Council continues with one of its popular city-wide event series: Puppet Palooza! Events like this, along with PorchFEST and Dancing in the Streets, allow the community to participate, interact, and engage in non-traditional ways in untraditional venues while cultivating the idea of Somerville as a cultural arts incubator without walls.
Puppet Palooza brings the art of puppetry to East Somerville in unexpected places. Join us in East Somerville for a five-part puppetry extravaganza. This spring, we’ll hit the streets, courtyards and parks, showcasing local, national, and international performing companies. Great for kids and adults and 100% free.

Heather Balchunas
Somerville Arts Council
Office Manager

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