New Music and Puppet Theater at First Church Boston

New Music and Puppet Theater at First Church Boston

Dinosaur Annex pairs new music with puppet theater to tell traditional stories through a contemporary lens

On Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:30pm, Boston-based Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble presents Untold //New Music and Puppet Theater at First Church Boston. This concert features music and storytelling through puppetry, drawing inspiration from traditional cultural sources with a modern perspective.

Composer Bahar Royaee and shadow puppet artist, Deniz Khateri, are an Iranian artistic duo who derive elements from their traditional and modern art forms to address contemporary issues around immigration, diaspora, and feminism. They will bring Leylie to life with shadow and light – a feminist telling of the Persian folktale of Majnoun and Leylie, through the perspective of the female protagonist, giving Leylie a platform to reclaim her story.

Puppeteer Anna Wang joins forces with composer and co-artistic director Hubert Ho to premiere Filial, a new work based on 13th-century Confucian Filial Exemplars, ancient Chinese parables intended to model children’s proper behavior towards the parental generation and beyond. These texts are paired with reflections of filial identity in contemporary Asian-American experience.

This program features musicians from Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble, led by Tiffany Chang, conductor, and featuring co-artistic director Felicia Chen, voice.

When: Friday, March 6, 7:30 pm
Where: First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough Street
Cost: $25 general / $15 students & seniors

Bahar Royaee with Deniz Khateri – Leylie
Hubert Ho with Anna Wang – Filial
Daniel Bernard Roumain – Filter

This program is supported in part by grants from the Alice M. Ditson Fund; the Aaron Copland Fund for New Music; the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; and the Boston Cultural Council, administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.

New Music and Puppet Theater at First Church Boston

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