Strings Attached

Dance, puppetry and music

2016
60 min.

Strings Attached is a cross-genre project, involving contemporary dance and abstract puppetry, which explores the deeply complex, challenging, and emotional layers of love.

In development for three years, Strings Attached focuses on the universal feelings of grief, forgiveness, devotion, entrapment, and joy to create a tapestry of love. Each emotion/character in the piece is represented by an abstract puppet. Through a series of vignettes, the dancers intertwine with the fragmented emotions represented by the puppets through the choreography. Puppetry allows for the serious subject matter, which explores life’s most complex challenges, to be addressed in a nuanced space where light and shadow mingle, much like the simple yet poignant poetry of a child – uncensored and pure.

Madeline Leavitt, Artistic Director, Producer
Evan A. Bartoletti, Production designer
Lisa D. Lechuga, Puppeteer Choreographer & Assistant Producer
Christopher Bordenave, Choreographer
Ariel Blumenthal, Composer