Tour Schedule

 

For descriptions of the shows in the current Touring repertory, scroll down below the schedule.

 

October Shows

Friday October 24th, 7:30 pm

A Thing Done In A Seeing Place

Ackley Hall Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT

1 Brennan Circle, Poultney, VT 05764

 

Free admission and open to the public

 

 

Luberland National Dance Company Tour

 

Monday November 3rd,  6:00 pm

Bombing Instead of Negotiating Dances

Plainfield Co‐op, Plainfield, VT

153 Main St, Plainfield, VT 05667

 

Plainfield Co‐op Gallery is hosting an opening art reception of Peter Schumann’s new exhibit Penny Oracles at 6 pm, followed by a performance of Bombing Instead of Negotiating Dances at 7pm.

Admission by donation.

For more information see  plainfieldcoop.com/CALENDAR.html, https://www.facebook.com/events/299915036861898/?ref=5, or contact Alexis Smith at 802-371-7239.

 

 

 

Friday November 14th

Bombing Instead of Negotiating Dances

Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

 

The Exact time and location will be announced shortly!

We are looking for volunteers to join us as Lubberland dancers, the rehearsal will be in the afternoon on the same day as the perform in the evening.  Spread the word, all are welcome to become a Lubberland dancer!  For more information or to volunteer, please contact:  Erin Bell – gertrudious@gmail.com – 1-406-253-2315

 

 

 

Saturday November 15th

Bombing Instead of Negotiating Dances

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 

The Exact time and location will be announced shortly!

We are looking for volunteers to join us as Lubberland dancers, the rehearsal will be in the afternoon on the same day as the perform in the evening.  Spread the word, all are welcome to become a Lubberland dancer!  For more information or to volunteer, please contact:  Erin Bell – gertrudious@gmail.com – 1-406-253-2315

 

 

 

Wednesday November 19th

Bombing Instead of Negotiating Dances

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

The Exact time and location will be announced shortly!

We are looking for volunteers to join us as Lubberland dancers, the rehearsal will be in the afternoon on the same day as the perform in the evening.  Spread the word, all are welcome to become a Lubberland dancer!  For more information or to volunteer, please contact:  Erin Bell – gertrudious@gmail.com – 1-406-253-2315

 

 

 

Friday November 21st

Buffalo New York

Bombing Instead of Negotiating Dances

 

The Exact time and location will be announced shortly!

We are looking for volunteers to join us as Lubberland dancers, the rehearsal will be in the afternoon on the same day as the perform in the evening.  Spread the word, all are welcome to become a Lubberland dancer!  For more information or to volunteer, please contact:  Erin Bell – gertrudious@gmail.com – 1-406-253-2315

 

 

 

Sunday November 23rd , 3:00 pm

Bombing Instead of Negotiating Dances

Beit Zatoun, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

612 Markham St, Toronto, Ontario M6G

 

We are looking for volunteers to join us as Lubberland dancers, the rehearsal will be 11 am to 2 pm and we will perform at 3 pm the same day. Wear clothing that you are comfortable moving in. For the performance we will wear our ‘normal’ clothes (however, no logos!) Spread the word, all are welcome to become a Lubberland dancer!  For more information or to volunteer, please contact:

Erin Bell – gertrudious@gmail.com – 1-406-253-2315

 

 

Bread and Puppet’s Extended Run at The Theater For The New City

155 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

 

Captian Boycott

Week 1: Thursday December 4th ‐ 6th , 8:00 pm

Week 2: Wednesday December 10th ‐13th , 8:00 pm

Week 3: Wednesday December 17th ‐20th , 8:00 pm

 

*Recommended for ages 12 & up

 

The Nothing Is Not Ready Circus

Sunday December 7th , 14th and 21st  performed at both 3:00 and 6:00 pm

 

*For people of all ages

 

Ticket Prices For All Shows

General Admission: $18

Students/Seniors: $13

Kids 12 and under:  $10

Kids 2 & under free for the Sunday Circuses

 

As usual we need many New York based volunteers to make both the evening show and circus possible.  The rehearsal schedule will be posted in November so please check back, or e‐mail puppetsecretary@gmail.com for more information.

 

DESCRIPTIONS OF TOURING PRODUCTIONS:

 

The-Nothing-Is-Not-Ready Circus

The Nothing Is Not Ready Circus is for the not yet existing upriser masses and their kids who need to practice their upriser skills by teaming up with butterflies, cockroaches and elephants. Lions, horses and dogs are also employed to invent the correct rhythmical patterns that fight planetary destruction. The boot flags of the 15th century peasant revolution lead the way. Nothing Is Not Ready is the name of the show.

 

The Public Access Center for the Obvious Presents: The Situation

Featuring  historic monuments, traditional broom dances to sweep away monumental debris, an anti-extinction angel, a 100 watt lightbulb, a rhino and a ship of fools, all tied into one show for the purpose of edging the not yet upriser-masses into existence.

Public Access photo by Tom Cunningham

Public Access photo by Tom Cunningham

 

The Lubberland National Dance Co. presents: Bombing Instead of Negotiating Dances 

The Lubberland National Dance Company is forced to perform our defiant, anti-drone dances by the current unbearable news, that our governments are agreeing to accidentally kill children and farmers and fathers with drones and bombs in order to save other children and farmers and fathers from drones and bombes. This performance of 5 Bombing Instead of Negotiating dances will feature dancers from both the Bread and Puppet Company as well as newly trained and returning Lubberland dancers from your community.

 

A Thing Done In A Seeing Place:

The Greek word drama means: a thing done. Theater means: a seeing place.

In this show Antigone’s case is applied to the age of terrorism with black and white cardboard puppets and paintings. The chief characters are: disobedient daughter, cop, congress, commander in chief, 99% chorus, Tereisias and death.

Much is frightening, but nothing as frightening as man when against winter and storm he hurries his ships through the oceans and the uncorruptible earth he respects not, but rips it open with his ambitions plough” After Sophocles

 

 

Shatterer of Worlds Chapel with Naturalization Services for Applicants Requesting Citizenship in the Shattered World

A walkabout political puppet performance, enveloping audience and performers alike. At the moment when the first atomic bomb was dropped, Oppenheimer, the chief architect of that bomb, recalled words from the Bhagavad Gita, the Hindu prayer epic: “Life, the splendor of 1000 suns blazing all at once, resembling the exulted soul, is become Death, the shatterer of worlds.” In view of the latest failed earth summit and faced with the likelihood of multiple planetary shatterings, this sentence is reproduced by the Paper Maché Authorities in the Cathedral of Impermanence for your enlightenment and as a reminder of our possible predicament. The overt extrajudicial capabilities of the society system allow the shatterer of worlds to function legally to cultivate destructions so minute and gigantic, the eye cannot perceive and the mind cannot behold them. No politician, no hazardous substance, but a well-established tradition and demon strengthened by endless practices of devastation, the shatterer continues to plot the assassination of existence-as-it-is, while disguising his activities as benevolent maneuvers meant to cure the two ailing adversaries: the planet and humanity.

Link to representative “The Shatterer of Worlds” footage taken by Mark Dannenhauer: http://vimeo.com/75177278.

Shatterer of Worlds, photo by Mark Dannenhauer

Shatterer of Worlds, photo by Mark Dannenhauer

 

 

Birdcatcher in Hell

In 1971, inspired by the fresh green of the Cate Farm meadows, Peter Schumann was moved to make a show all in red, sculpting and painting dozens of masks, including a huge, intricately decorated “King of Hell.”  The story came from an ancient Kyogen, a comic interlude in the Japanese Noh cycle. Schumann, together with poet Bob Nichols, had already created a “Birdcatcher”  show in the mid sixties back in New York City. Strong political messages colored both versions:  The bombardment of Vietnam civilians by US “observers” in the sky-blue 1960′s version, and President Nixon’s pardon of Lt. Calley, responsible for the My Lai massacre, in the later 1971 version. This show also included texts of slaughter and mayhem from the Iliad.

This year, Bread & Puppet presents a revival performance of this historic 1971 with members of the original cast from that time. Now, 42 years after the first performance, many of the original performers – Sue Bettman, Mark Dannenhauer, Marc Estrin, and Avram Patt  – take part in the effort. B & P Press Printshop Manager, Lila Winstead, with  community help, re-printed the many costumes and banners from the original masonite cuts.

Birdcatcher in Hell 2013, photo by Massimo Schuster
Birdcatcher in Hell 2013, photo by Massimo Schuster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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