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27 Dirt Cheap Money Dances WED 4.22 Come!

27 Dirt Cheap Money Dances WED 4.22 Come!

Postby Inel » Apr 21, 2009 11:16 pm


Bread & Puppet Theater Coming to Asheville

"27 Dirt-Cheap Money Dances, performed by the
Lubberland National Dance Company."

Where: Asheville Arts Center: 308 Merrimon Ave.
When: Wednesday: April 22: Doors open at 7, show at 8.
If it sells out, there will be a second show later.
How: Suggested DONATION $5-20


Money pretends to be everybody’s good uncle but clearly is neither uncle nor good. It lures junior citizens into its university and then grinds them up in its wage slavery mill. You give it a finger and it grabs you, body and soul, until you flee to Lubberland and fight it with all the available garbage weaponry of the money civilization.
The dirt-cheap money dances won't solve the money problems because those solutions are the subject matter of Hell. Therefore the frolicking dances take money to its public execution in the time-honored military style which says: to hell with it. And consequently you do a potato dance to realize your own soul's similarity to the dirt-covered spud. In these dances, the money-deficient dancers of Lubberland will employ Karl Marx to
put the dirt-cheap aspects of money into timely perspective.
Why a Lubberland Dance Company?

In the 1950s Peter Schumann, Bread & Puppet’s founder, moved from Germany
to New York to work with Merce Cunningham’s modern dance troupe. Schumann
was both a choreographer and a sculptor with an interest in reviving the
avant-garde and folkloric arts that had been diminished in the Second
World War. The merging of these forms laid the foundations for the Bread &
Puppet Theater, whose puppets can be considered “choreographed sculpture"
steeped in a tradition of experimental rusticism. After over 40 years of
being known for his puppetry, Schumann has returned to his roots by
forming The Lubberland Dance Company with a mixed group of dancers and
non-dancers. So far the Lubberland Dances have only been seen in Vermont
and New York City. This tour will bring more people to see—and to perform
as—Lubberland Dancers in cities and towns around North America.

The Lubberland National Dance Company is an itinerant dance company
that specializes in problem solving dances, victory dances for victories
and collateral damage dances for victims. The repertory also includes
wedding dances for normally hostile populations and their rulers, national
funeral dances in response to the most recent wars of Lubberland and
total peace and harmony dances with no meaning whatsoever.

We're NOW BOOKING for the Big Spring Tour! If interested in hosting,
volunteering, or attending the B&P performance please contact:


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