Puppet slam combines performance arts
The National Puppet Slam 2012 will be held at the Center for Puppetry Arts on Friday and Saturday.
Which can only lead to one question for the unknowing: What the heck’s a puppet slam?
In short, it’s a curated collection of short-form pieces of adult puppet theater, the product of a growing underground movement across the country.
“Puppet slams exist at the nexus of vaudeville, burlesque and performance art through the intersection of experimental theater, art, music and dance,” according to the Puppet Slam Network site (www.puppetslam.com).
The lineup both nights features works by puppet artists from places as far-flung as Ossining, N.Y. , and Portland, Ore., and with titles such as “The Great Clawdini” and “The Last Bamboo.”
Shows are at 8 p.m. $12. 1404 Spring St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-873-3391, www.puppet.org.
One-day sale on “Sheddin’” tickets
Horizon Theatre is offering one-day sale (Tuesday only) on “Sheddin’” (for shows thru 8/16): $15 tickets Wednesdays, Thursdays; $20 Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays. Call 404-584-7450. HOWARD POUSNER
Emory seeks nominees to honor contributions
Nominees are being sought for Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts’ third Community Impact awards.
The two awards bestowed annually honor an artist, administrator, educator, activist or supporter in any artistic discipline who made “significant contributions” to the campus or beyond while working or residing in DeKalb or Fulton counties.
Nominations deadline is Aug. 10. To nominate: www.creativity.emory.edu/nominations. The awards presentation will be Sept. 7 during the Emory Creativity & Arts Soiree. The university’s art season kickoff party, free to the community, will be 4-7:30 p.m. at Emory’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. HOWARD POUSNER