Collection Title: Deborah Hunt / MASKHUNT collection
Title: Baba Yaga
Date: 2003 May 24
Location: Performed at Teatro Estudio Yerbabruja, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, on May 24, 2003.
Work Type: Performance., Theater., Mask performance., Puppet theater., Experimental theater.
Deborah Hunt, producer, montage, director ; MASKHUNT, Inc., producer ; Deborah Hunt and MASKHUNT performers, masks and puppets ; Mila Aponte, lighting board ; Guie Beeu Guerrero, videographer.
Deborah Hunt, Ivette Cruz, Dulce del Río, Lauryliz González, Ada Haiman, Francisco Iglesias, Rosa Janer, Ana Lespier, Julio Morales, Judith Rivera, Sugeily Rodríguez.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 01:02:58
Language: In Spanish.
Synopsis: 'Baba Yaga' is the result of a nine-month laboratory in mask work and puppetry directed by Deborah Hunt in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, in which the participants created their masks and puppets and collectively worked on the production. 'Baba Yaga' is an early and way more interesting version of Cinderella, with the heroine emerging as a strong and powerful being. Hunt presents these long workshops every two years ... from these experiences have emerged companies of younger 'mascareros' (maskmakers) who have developed their own style and focus. Deborah Hunt is a maskmaker, puppeteer and performance artist with 35 years experience in the creation and presentation of original theater and performance works. She has worked in New Zealand, USA, England, Mexico, Central America, Puerto Rico, British Windward Islands, Argentina, Denmark, Norway, Belgrade, Venezuela, Cuba, Spain, Singapore, Australia, and has been working bilingually (English/Spanish) since 1985. Hunt also teaches puppetry and maskwork, offering intensive laboratories lasting from a weekend to nine-months long. Born in New Zealand, residing in Puerto Rico since 1990, she is a member of the Magdalena Project and the Founder and Artistic Director of MASKHUNT Inc, theater of the futile.
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Copyright Holder: Deborah Hunt/MASKHUNT
Contact: Deborah Hunt
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