Fluffy forest animal orchestra explores space in anarchic puppet musical
Dancing puppets and infectious funk, combined with the grandeur of classic Broadway: the greatest love story ever (or at least since Titanic) is all about a bear. A bear in space. Canadian rapper, illusionist, composer, filmmaker and puppet specialist Josh ‘Socalled’ Dolgin will be opening the 29th edition of Noorderzon with his new, obscure, anarchist puppet musical Space – The 3rd Season. This insane, stand-alone third season, stars a hipster bear going by the moniker of Bear, a fluffy, extremely musical forest animal orchestra, and the alien Fuzzies. Accompanied by the acclaimed Indian-Canadian singer Kiran Ahluhwalia and a 20-strong team led by Hollywood actor Joe Cobden, you can be certain that a visit to his Socalled guarantees an hour full of deliciously zany entertainment, already a festival hit in Hamburg and Vienna. Light-hearted, but with a message, for all ages.
Do you want to learn more about this performance and its makers? On August 18th at 20:00 h, this performance is followed by an aftertalk in which you can ask everything you would like to know!
"A play that delights children and adults in the carefree, fearless criticism of the environment and capitalism - an unexpected highlight of the Wiener Festwochen."
Director | Josh ‘Socalled’ Dolgin
Performers | Joe Cobden, Katie Moore, Rich Ly, C-Rayz Walz, Michael Felber, Kiran Ahluwalia as The Queen
Music | Patrice Agbokou, Josh ‘Socalled’ Dolgin, Kaiser Quartett, Matthew Woodley, Kasumi Itokawa
Dance | Hanako Hoshimi-Caines
Puppeteers | Jeremie Desbiens, Gabrielle Garant, Marcelle Hudon, Anne Lalancette
Composer | Josh ‘Socalled’ Dolgin
Overture | Fred Wesley
Playwright | Josh ‘Socalled’ Dolgin
Book writer | Joe Cobden
Stage design | Eric Grice
Costume design | Erin Fortier
Light | Henning Eggers & Mark Oliver Goldberg
Sound | Juliette Wion
Masks | Mathieu René
Projection | Michale Dubue
Puppet doctor | Eliane Fayad
Rap lyrics miscellaneous | C-Rayz Walz
Production | International Summer Festival Kampnagel
Sound | Juliette Wion
Assistant director & Tour manager | Stefanje Meyer
Production Management | Ryhna Thompson, Brian Neuman
Surtitling| Jurgen van Tolie
Coproduction | Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen, Theaterspektakel Zürich with the support of Canada Council for the Arts, SODEC and Antje Landshoff Ellerman.
Special Thanks to Collegio Internazionale Ca' Foscari, Venice Waterlines Project, San Servolo.