April 14 – 15
Location: Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, 1 Royce Circle, Suite 101B, Storrs, CT 06268
In conjunction with its current exhibit Banners and Cranks: Paintings and Scrolls in Performance, the Ballard Institute will present cranky and cantastoria performances created by puppeteers, musicians, and artists with productions geared for adult audiences on on Friday and children on Saturday. Felice Amato, PhD candidate in the art department, is performing two cranky pieces developed from her research exploring the Lattimer Miners Massacre (1897), her ancestral connection to the mines through her great-grandfather, and the plight of miners now. The exhibition and festival is curated by Clare Dolan of the Museum of Every Day Life. Amato was awarded a Conference Presentation Grant from the Graduate School to support her participation.