PROCESSIONAL ARTS WORKSHOP: Links and Resources
CURRENT DOWNLOADS: Download our complete Feast of Fools Manual for geaneral pageant-building techniques (18 pages. PDF format – fast connection recommended). Download just the giant puppet pages, excerpted from the Feast of Fools Manual (6 pages. PDF format – fast connection recommended).
PROCESSIONS and PAGEANT ARTS EVENTS: OTHER PAGEANT ARTS COMPANIES:
Ramshackle Enterprises Philadelphia, PA
Spiral Q, Philadelphia, PA
Arm of the Sea Theatre, Saugerties, NY
Matrix Theatre, Detroit, MI
Bread and Puppet Theatre, Glover, VT
Heart of the Beast Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
Puppeteers Cooperative, Boston, MA
Nana Projects, Baltimore, MD
Puppet Farm Arts Minneapolis, MN
FRIENDS AND KINDRED SPIRITS: The Archive of the Synapse – Alex Kahn's itinerant museum devoted to the gap between the worlds. Thayaht – Sophia's handmade skirts, inspired by her Futurist uncle. Modernism with a rough edge.
Basil Twist – longtime friend and collaborator Cerberus Shoal – listen carefully Banksy – situationist genius Cacophany Society – making the world safe from banality. From the people who brought you SantaCon! Migdalia Valdes - extraordinary everyday photographer Heidelberg Project – The power of polkadots transforms Detroit Diana Carulli – Community labyrinth artist and activist Diana Carulli Michele Michahelles – Architecture by Sophia's father, "Fastest architect in Italy" Shoving Leopard Farm – Community supported agriculture, sharing the same land where we build our puppets.
Bamboo and Rattan Works – best source for all sizes types (and a good way to support Rainforest-friendly economies) Dharma Trading – unusual fabrics, raffia, Habitai silks, dyes, etc. Vibe Lights – luminescent wire and other portable light sources Noli Control Systems – 12V compact flourscents and other solar/marine electrics PERIPHERALS The Ministry of Silly Walks. Keeping our streets safe from unlicensed Silly Walks The Institute of Official Cheer. The agony and ecstasy of vernacular culture. Hold onto to your underwear . . .
RECOMMENDED READINGS IN CARNIVAL STUDIES, PROCESSIONAL ARTS, and RELATED FIELDS:
Bakhtin, Mikhail. Rabelais and His World. Indiana University Press, 1984.
Coult, Tony , editor and Baz Kershaw, editor. Engineers of the Imagination. Methuen , 1983.
Cox, Harvey. Feast of Fools. Harper Collins, 1970.
Eco, Umberto. "The Frames of Comic Freedom" Ed. Thomas Sebeok. Berlin, de Gruyter, 1984.
Eco, Umberto. Trans. William Weaver. The Name of the Rose (pp. 84-93). Harcourt Brace and Javonovich, 1994.
Falassi, Alessandro, editor. Time Out of Time: Essays on the Festival. University of New Mexico Press, 1987.
Harris, Max. Carnival and Other Christian Festivals: Folk Theology and Folk Performance. University of Texas Press, 2003.
Kahn, Alex. "Sailors Adrift: Semiotic Evolution and the Problem of Tradition in Trinidad’s Fancy Sailor Mas" Publication pending. Download MSS here.
Mauldin, Barbara, editor and Mariana Regalado, editor. Carnival! Thames & Hudson, 2004.
Nunley, John and Judith Bettleheim. Caribbean Festival Arts: Each and Every Bit of Difference. University of Washington Press, 1998.
Riggio, Milla Cozart. Carnival: Culture in Action – The Trinidad Experience (Worlds of Performance). Routledge, 2004.
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