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Please note that the E-Release for Alice in the Shadows debut performance
left out a very important credit that I would like to mention here.
The puppet making part of the project was made possible in part by a grant
from the Endowment Fund of the Puppeteers of America. This generous
assistance was greatly appreciated and utilized through materials purchases
for the 20 new puppets of the Alice in the Shadows (Part III) cast.
I apologize that this information was not included in the original press
release, however, hopefully this special e-mail notice will allow more
people to become aware of the Puppeteers of America and their Endowment
Thank you and best wishes,
Title: Alice in the Shadows
When: Friday, October 2, 1998
Where: Occidental College - Thorne Hall Patio
1600 Campus Dr.
Eagle Rock - Los Angeles
FREE CONCERT! - No Reservations Necessary
Maria Bodmann - Shadow Artist
Cliff DeArment % Mike Pievac % Barry Newton - Musicians
David Shaffer - Assistants
Also featuring the music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Grace Slick,
Joni Mitchell, and more...
Telling favorite tales by Lewis Carroll, Alice in the Shadows is a
theater treat for all. This unique shadow theater combines traditional
Indonesian, Chinese, and other eastern shadow techniques with dramatic
lighting effects, and contemporary music. The work retains elements of
Balinese Wayang Kulit, including puppet and screen dimensions,
presentation in the round, live musical accompaniment, a central oil
lamp, and episodic stories. A small ensemble of musicians will accompany
the play with Alice related classics.
The play is for an adult audience, although all ages will be welcome.
About one and a half hours in length, the audience is encouraged to view
both sides of the screen and see the play from different angles. The
environment is enhanced with decorations, incense, flowers, and sweets.
Imagine a warm flickering in the darkness, illuminating a screen where
lacy silhouettes begin to dance and flutter. Their gestures awaken tales
of a long lost summer day, while guests warm to the plight o Alice as she
meets the Queen of Hearts. The Mock Turtle sings a song of soup and
Alice is off to the trial of the tarts.
Bali & Beyond is a company of Los Angeles performing artists inspired by
the cultures of Indonesia. The ensemble offers original music, theater
and dance, traditional Gamelan music and Indonesian arts presentations.
Bali & Beyond produces concerts, workshops, and residencies for
universities and civic venues; music, visual effects, and consultations
for the feature film and recording industry; and educational programs for
arts organizations, museums, and public schools.
This project is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los
Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, with generous assistance provided by
Occidental College and Bali & Beyond.
-- Maria Bodmann, BALI & BEYOND, shadow http://www.balibeyond.com/gamelan Ph/Fax: 818/768-7696 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~