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Figures of Speech

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June 2019

Square Hop feat. Sea Level & The Memorial Skylight

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

On June 7 from 6-8pm, Sea Level & The Memorial Skylight will present a full park sound installation - a living moving three dimensional soundscape. As visitors navigate Congress Square Park, they'll experience in-the-moment individualized and collective musical compositions that are responsive to natural parameters like sunset, humidity, and the activity of people, animals, and insects. The performance will include various musical guests as well as live shadow art accompaniment directed by Ian Bannon of Figures Of Speech Theater. Sea…

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Interactive Bunraku Puppetry with Figures of Speech Theatre

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Try your hand at bunraku puppetry in a free playshop with Figures of Speech Theatre! Participants will work in groups of 2-3 puppeteers to animate a single puppet and create short, non-verbal performances, which we’ll share with each other. Along with noh and kabuki, bunraku is one of the “high forms” of theater in Japan. We’ll make it easy & accessible for people of all ages and abilities! Figures of Speech Theatre creates and tours visionary works of performance forged…

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