MCA Talk:
The Ellen Van Volkenburg Puppetry Symposium

  • Edlis Neeson Theater
    First Floor, Accessible via the Griffin Entrance on Pearson Street
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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A grimy puppet kneels on a wooden surface, a checkered cloth wrapped around its neck, and a model lantern glowing yellow beside it. The puppet is operated by sticks, held by four black-gloved hands.
Silencio Blanco, El Chiflón
Photo: Tommy Bay


Silencio Blanco cofounders Santiago Tobar and Dominga Gutiérrez participate as part of this daylong international symposium, which brings together practicing festival artists with scholars from many disciplines to consider the intersection of puppetry and biology, cinema, poetry, and philosophy.

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