Free Tours at the Ballard Institute for CT Open House Day

June 8, 2019

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will participate in the 15th Annual Connecticut Open House Day – a unified […]


ARE WE THERE YET? Songs of Transportation with Rick Spencer

May 5, 2019

Sunday, May 5 at 4:30 pm­ Are We There Yet? Songs of American Transportation Rick Spencer presents a song-filled program which celebrates familiar and not […]


“Wayang Puppet Theater of Indonesia: Collective Creativity and Individual Agency” with Matthew Cohen

May 1, 2019

Traditions of puppet theater in western Indonesia–wayang kulit, wayang golek, and wayang klithik–were once inseparable from communal rites and spirit beliefs and flourished in situations […]


It’s Always Pandemonium: The Puppets of Bart Roccoberton

April 27, 2019

It’s Always Pandemonium celebrates the ongoing puppetry career of Bart. P. Roccoberton, Jr., from his touring days performing with his troupe the Pandemonium Puppet Company; […]


“Holy Puppets: Performing Objects in the Middle Ages” with Michelle Oing

April 10, 2019

From puppets of Christ to fire-breathing dragons, the medieval world was full of performing objects. In this talk, Yale University art historian Michelle Oing explores […]


Join Us for Historical Happenings at the Finnish-American Heritage Society

April 4, 2019

10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 20 The Finnish American Heritage Society 76 North Canterbury Road (Route 169), Canterbury, CT Join TLGV and members of […]


“The Royal de Luxe Giants in Montreal: Poetics and Logistics in the Animation of Urban Space” with Mark Sussman

March 27, 2019

This presentation will discuss a rare 2017 appearance of the world-famous Royal de Luxe company in North America. Based in Nantes, France and led by […]


“Choose the Path of Creation: Art and Life of the Independent Theater Maker” with Yael Rasooly

February 20, 2019

Drawing from her own exceptional career and artistic path, puppeteer and singer Yael Rasooly will look with a candid eye at the liberation of the […]


Your Voice, Your Vision Matter for The Future of The Last Green Valley

October 25, 2018

What do you love about The Last Green Valley? What will our national heritage corridor be like in 10 years? How can we care for, […]


Women In Puppetry: Identity, Gender, and Performance

September 13, 2018

As part of the 2018 Fall Puppet Forum Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present a discussion […]


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