Inspired by Japanese Butoh dance and performed to a bittersweet electroacoustic score, this minimalistic spectacle partners exquisitely sculpted foam-rubber puppets in a wordless exploration of life’s beautiful impermanence.
Oversized body limbs stripped of their skin become a hauntingly romantic moving sculpture of muscles, tendons, and bone. Achingly animated in an extremely rigorous choreography, Lone Wolf Tribe’s Kevin Augustine performs solo, bringing his puppets to unusual life with his hands, feet, and outstretched legs.
At 50 minutes, a series of dream-like vignettes elevates our shared human journey, highlighting our vulnerability and resiliency as the boundaries of puppetry itself are expanded. Performed without a text and accented with heartbreaking hints of nature, BODY CONCERT poetically resonates: we are alive with life all around us.