All three productions for our upcoming Night of New Works are hard at work in rehearsals. For The Golden Carp, we’re using puppetry and movement to bring the world of this all-new chamber opera to life. I want to give you a sneak peek into our rehearsal process for this piece and the puppets we’ve created so far. - Amber
I learned something awesome at Northern Spark this year: if you want large amounts of cardboard, just ask a bike shop. I somehow managed to cram two bike boxes into the passenger side of my car and drive short distances with huge blinds spots. Fellow travelers in the Twin Cities, I apologize. But now a team of puppeteers can get to business.
We’re collaborating on movement and puppetry for three songs plus an overture. One song is set underwater.
We’ve drawn inspiration from the silhouettes of carp, trout, and catfish.
Does anyone think of The Rainbow Fish when they see this?
EDIT: Unfortunately, the images in this post are no longer available. BUMMER because they were cool!
For the character of the Golden Carp, our puppet team picked a fabric that could be flashy and and subtle.
What’dya think? Join us at the Bryant-Lake Bowl on July 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th for three new works: A Gamer’s Guide to the Five Stage of Grief, STOP!, and The Golden Carp. Four performances, three shows, and lots of fun! Tickets on sale now.