Skimming the Ice, Strings Attached (The New York Times)


[[{“type”:“media”,“view_mode”:“media_large”,“fid”:null,“attributes”:{“class”:“media-image alignright size-full wp-image-1606”,“typeof”:“foaf:Image”,“style”:“”,“width”:“100”,“height”:“100”,“alt”:“The New York TImes logo”}}]]Stilt-wearing dancers drive 3-foot-tall marionettes around the stage in 69°S., a show co-commissioned by the Hopkins Center for the Arts, and New York Times reporter Charles McGrath is impressed.

“Even the most hardened of puppet haters may find it hard to resist these stolid little mannequins,” he writes in an article published in anticipation of the show’s New York opening next week.

Many in the Dartmouth community have already seen the show, thanks to a series of preview performances held at the Hop.

Created by Phantom Limb Company, 69°S. uses multimedia tools, puppetry, and dance to explore Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 expedition to Antarctica.

Read the full story, published by The New York Times on 10/27/11.

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