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Chicago International Puppet Festival presents Plexus Polaire in Chambre noire
January 18 @ 7:30 pm
One event on January 19, 2019 at 2:00pm
One event on January 19, 2019 at 7:30pm
The third Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival biennial showcases the very best of puppetry arts from around the world. The Dance Center hosts French/Norwegian puppet company Plexus Polaire. Chambre noire (Dark Room) is based on the life and death of radical American feminist and “SCUM Manifesto” author Valerie Jean Solanas—most well-known for attempting to kill Andy Warhol. A duet between puppeteer Yngvild Aspeli and percussionist Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen and staged around Solanas’s death-bed, Chambre noire employs life-sized puppets, video projections, a dose of dark humor, and a chaotic cabaret of sound to illuminate the story of an outrageously complex woman.