Chicago International Puppet Festival

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“...a magnificent, brutal, funny and deeply human spectacle.”

Rue89 Strasbourg (France)


Chicago International Puppet Festival: Plexus Polaire 

Chambre noire

January 18, 2019 • 7:30 p.m.
January 19, 2019 • 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The third Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival biennial showcases the very best of puppetry arts from around the world. The Dance Center hosts French/Norwegian puppet company Plexus Polaire.Chambre noire(Dark Room) is based on the life and death of radical American feminist and “SCUM Manifesto” author Valerie Jean Solanas—most well-known for attempting to kill Andy Warhol. A duet between puppeteer Yngvild Aspeli and percussionist Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen and staged around Solanas's death-bed, Chambre noireemploys life-sized puppets, video projections, a dose of dark humor, and a chaotic cabaret of sound to illuminate the story of an outrageously complex woman.

This performance is recommended for ages 16 and older.

Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago

1306 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 369-8330