BANNERS AND CRANKS FESTIVAL
Nov 17th – 7:30 PM
An Entertaining Illustrated History of Cantastoria (Lecture)
Dave Buchen and Clare Dolan will present an illustrated history of this fascinating performance form. In addition to the illustrated lecture, they will share footage of picture-story recitation from around the world, including Indian, Australian, and Iranian performances, as well as contemporary cantastoria performed by artists, activists, writers and puppeteers in the U.S.
Nov 18th – 7:30 PM
A Raucous Evening of Banners and Cranks
This cabaret-style evening presents Cantastoria and cranky shows in the grand tradition, celebrating stories of mayhem, intrigue, and the small triumphs of the downtrodden, with live music by the Banners & Cranks House Band!
ABOUT THIS FESTIVAL ↓
THE CURATORS ↓
Clare Dolan is a specialist in cantastoria performance and is the Co-creator of Banners & Cranks with Dave Buchen. She was a full-time puppeteer for twelve years with the Bread and Puppet Theater, and continues to perform, install exhibits, and teach for Bread & Puppet in cities and towns throughout the United States and abroad. A performer, director, cheap artist, and Intensive Care Unit nurse, she is also the founder and chief curator of The Museum of Everyday Life, a five-year-old museum experiment in Glover Vermont, whose goal is to explore, analyze and celebrate everyday life objects.