Migraciones/Migrations by Paradox Teatro
August 21 @ 2:00 pm - August 22 @ 3:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until August 21, 2022
The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present two performances of Migraciones / Migrations by Paradox Teatro on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. in the Ballard Institute Theater located at 1 Royce Circle, Storrs, CT 06268.
Migraciones / Migrations follows a photojournalist’s journey to learn the story of refugees migrating across sand, water, and shadows. The theme of migrations in the production is informed by the increasing border conflicts between the Paradox Teatro co-founders’ home countries, the United States and Mexico. This performance creates a unique layering of hybrid body puppets, sand drawings, and shadow puppetry projections to reveal each character’s search for a new home. These visual mediums are scored by live music and poetry in English and Spanish so that Migraciones / Migrations can communicate with audiences across languages and cultures. This show is 50 minutes long and is recommended for ages 12+.
Paradox Teatro is a multidisciplinary performing arts company founded in 2017 by Artistic Co-Directors Sofía Padilla and Davey T Steinman. They have toured performances and taught artistic residencies in Europe, United States, and Mexico.
Ticket Prices: Adults: $12; Members/Seniors: $10; Students: $8
Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, by calling 860-486-8580, or online at bimp.ticketleap.com. A surcharge will be added to any purchases made online. Tickets may also be purchased at the Ballard Institute during regular operating hours and on Sunday, Aug 21 starting at noon. Seating will be first come, first served. Visitors can park in the Storrs Center Garage located at 33 Royce Circle. Parking is free for the first two hours and $1 per hour thereafter, with a daily maximum charge of $8.
Paradox Teatro will also lead a two-hour workshop to demonstrate techniques and technology for sand drawings and shadow puppetry on light tables, and to perform under a camera for large-scale video projection in live performance. Spaces for the workshop are limited. Registration is $15/person. To reserve a spot, visit bimp.ticketleap.com/paradox-workshop/.
Paradox Teatro’s visit is funded in part by the Mexican Coinversiones Grant from the Sistema de Apoyos a la Creación y Proyectos Culturales, the Jim Henson Foundation, and the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.
8 – 12