Monday, July 12, 2010

Comics Meet Dance: "Hapless Hooligan in 'Still Moving'"

It's fascinating when live theater and comics (books or strips) combine into a new..."mutation" (for lack of a better word)...
Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic artist Art Spiegelman collaborates with Pilobolus artistic director Michael Tracy and dancers to make Hapless Hooligan in "Still Moving" -- a noirish love story told in the style of early comics.
Commissioned by the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College, and featuring Pilobolus dancers interacting live with Art's drawings (animated by Hornet's Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson), "Still Moving" tells the tragicomic tale of Hap and Lulu, separated in life and reunited after death.
Tony-winning sound designer Rob Kaplowitz assembles a collage score comprised of obscure cabaret tunes and early jazz hits to create a captivating atmosphere in this remarkable blend of comics and dance.

It's moving to the Joyce Theatre in NYC this week...
Jul 13 at 7:30pm
Jul 16-17 at 8pm
Jul 21 at 7:30pm
Jul 24 at 2pm
Jul 29 at 8pm
Jul 31 at 8pm
Aug 2 at 7:30pm
Aug 5 at 8pm
Approx. Run Time: 1 hour 50 minutes (one intermission)
Tickets start at $10!
(Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets.
Believing you should be properly-attired when attending the theatre, Atomic Kommie Comics™ has put together a special "Secret Chic" collection featuring Happy Hooligan, the comic strip character who inspired the new production, on t-shirts (including organic cotton), mugs, magnets, iPad / messenger bags, and other goodies!

Now, if only the Broadway-bound Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark production could get underway...

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