In a highly anticipated new show co-commissioned by the Hopkins Center, puppetry, dance, and contemporary music unite to create a stunning vision of Antarctica—past, present, and future.
The show, called 69°S by Phantom Limb Company, makes its North American premiere on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1, at 8 p.m., in the Hopkins Center’s Moore Theater.
With evocative puppetry, dance, scenic effects, projections, and a haunting score co-created by Phantom Limb and the Kronos Quartet, 69°S tells the story of the ill-fated 1914 South Pole expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton. Through Shakelton’s bravery and leadership, both he and his crew survived their ordeal.
In anticipation of the performance, a panel discussion about polar environmental change, “Shackleton and the Rising Tide: Climate Change in Antarctica,” will take place on Tuesday, September 27, at 4:30 p.m., in room 041 of Haldeman Hall. There is no charge for admission.