If My Feet Have Lost the Ground
Created and directed by Torry Bend
An object theater performance with video that explores humans in flight. Flight is unnatural to the human body, but we do it. We miraculously defy evolution and step onto planes that allow us to travel across the world without incident. In our state of impossible suspension we see through small windows and gain a perspective on the world reserved for God and the birds. What can we understand from this perspective change? What do we witness about ourselves? This puppet show will tackle this charged environment and the stories that are born or processed in it: a
March 20 & 21, 2013
Historic Playmakers Theatre
visual investigation of the human relationship to earth and sky. If My Feet Have Lost the Ground features work by video designer Raquel Salvatella De Prada, lighting designer Jeanette Yew and scenic designer Sarah Krainin.
Torry Bend is a set designer, puppet artist and assistant professor of the practice at Duke University. In 2010, she created and directed the toy theater piece Nesting at Great Small Works International Toy Theater Festival, Brooklyn, N.Y.; The Port City Puppetry Festival, Wilmington, N.C.; and Open Eye Figure Theater, Minneapolis, Minn. The Elephant, premiered at Disney Music Hall’s International Toy Theater Festival 2008 and performed with Jumbo Shrimp Circus, Los Angeles. She created and directed Loser in 2007, touring it to Prague, New York, Minneapolis and Los Angeles. Her most recent work, The Paper Hat Game, was workshopped at Duke University in 2011 premiered at Manbites Dog Theater in October 2012.