HERE’s annual celebration of puppets returns, this time in a digital space! Featuring puppet artists from all over the world, including Théâtre d’Illusia, Silencio Blanco, Plexus Polaire, Rasputin Marionettes, Yumiko Tanaka, and Basil Twist.
Franco-Finnish company, the Théâtre d’Illusia was born in 1997 at the initiative of Marja Nykänen, Finnish puppeteer graduated from ESNAM.
Silencio Blanco is a theater company in which we work and investigate a language of our own with paper marionettes and in silence. Silencio Blanco will present non-verbal excerpts from “Pescador.”
Artistic director of Plexus Polaire, Yngvild Aspeli, develops a visual world that brings to life our most buried feelings. The use of life-sized puppets is at the center of her work, but the play of the actor, the presence of the music, the use of light and video, are all equal elements in communicating the story.
A live serial space opera from the creators of the world’s first Zoom opera All Decisions Will Be Made By Consensus and the digital surveillance opera Looking at You.
The travelers aboard the Grand Crew, a very massive luxury emigrant craft, expected to remain in therapeutic hypothermia until arrival at their new home planet. Unfortunately, the technology has been compromised. Isolated in their pods, the unfrozen migrants find themselves entangled in a shared phantasmagoria that smells like sour gummi worms. They are stuck in mid-transition between planet A and planet B, between the end of the old life and the beginning of the new life, between memory and amnesia. They can’t finish the job of erasing the past, and they can’t move into the tenebrous future. Don’t worry: the ship’s computer, Bob, has a plan.
New episodes premiere Thursdays at 1pm with the culminated performance of episodes 1-6 airing Thursday December 17th at 7pm followed by the final episode at 8pm.
Help us put the Imagination in iTunes at our 2020 ImagiConcert!
Headlined by indie pop band Rush Week (Rachel K. Haines & James Benjamin Thomas) and featuring performances by Tyler Bellinger (Songland), Emily Cavanagh (A Song For You), Sam Ruiz (American Idol), Cory Wade (America's Next Top Model), and Kaiser himself! It will be a concert full of spirit and imagination! Tickets are only $10.
*The entire concert will be open captioned and ASL interpreted*
What has Kaiser's Room imagined recently?
Weekly digital classes since mid-April
Brand new (digital) classes designed in collaboration with New York Deaf Theatre for the Deaf Plus community
A new weekly hybrid class/interactive performance called The Kaiser's Room ImagiHouse
TOTAL FEAR is a horror dance-theatre production based on research of Total Theatre and the process of generating fear for stage through live dance and theatrical performance. TOTAL FEAR is the capstone project of Katie Burks’ graduate research at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in pursuit of a Master of Fine Arts in Choreography. This online event invites any who dare to experience TOTAL FEAR from home or work via global livestream.
Important Notice: The performance will start 30-minutes earlier than originally scheduled at 5:30 PM.
Check-in will begin at 4:30 PM. We recommend arriving before 5:10 PM as the performance site is a 20-minute walk from the main entrance.
American cemeteries of the nineteenth century served a similar purpose to today’s public parks, as they once saw visitors picnicking on the grass, strolling down meandering paths, and socializing together as families. In the last century, however, these spaces have become more utilitarian in nature and often lack public engagement beyond funerals and grieving. Graveyard Shift, a collaboration between Green-Wood and Pioneer Works, proposes a new way of interacting with the space of the Cemetery by activating it through sight, sound, and movement.
A Body in a Cemetery is a new place-inspired performance conceived by internationally acclaimed artist Eiko Otake. It is presented as part of this year’s Graveyard Shift series.
From the artist: I have no intention to offer a theatrical production. My performance announcement is my promise to be there and to offer my body for a duration of time, together with other visitors. My lone body will mark the place and the time when audiences can gather to meditate on how landscapes hold not only the deaths of people throughout history, but also the flow of constant lives and deaths of all species. We will observe the Cemetery carefully and actively so we can hear the transformation of lives and deaths.
Feminist Casting Agency is a multi-disciplinary art experience with many manifestations from installations to roving performance to media art. Our work is playful, respectful, enlightening, inclusive, empowering, positive, and kind.
We support equal pay, equal employment, and equal representation.