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Squonk - Hand To Hand

September 3 - 5, 2021 Cowles Commons

Event Details

Running Time 30 minutes
Venue Cowles Commons
September 3 – 5
Cowles Commons

FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
Official Website: squonkopera.org

FREE Spectacle Concert Experience

HOW BIG WE ARE. AND WHAT WE DO.

Hand to Hand is propelled by 2 giant puppet hands, each the size of a house and rigged like a sailing ship, and music that blows the roof off. The Squonkers, dwarfed by the hands, climb a multi-tiered stage. Music rises from a single finger flicking an organ key, as natural an expression of humanity as a wave or a fist. Squonk's original progressive rock drives a journey that is spectacular, plaintive, and comic.

In this melee, the giant thumbs detach to become truly opposable and challenge each other with guitars. Audience members come together to grab the rigging, each individual powering a larger movement of giant fingers, a web of connections, a single dance. We want to encourage shared discovery, people face to face, festive, and making a community of the imagination. Hand to Hand.

Co-commissioned by the Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C), Artscape (Baltimore, MD), Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (Pittsburgh, PA), Moraine Valley Fine & Performing Arts Center (Chicago, IL), FirstWorks (Providence, RI), and Discovery Green (Houston, TX).

Created in 2019.

Header photo credit: John-Altdorfer

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Event Details

Running Time 30 minutes
Venue Cowles Commons
September 3 – 5
Cowles Commons

FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
Official Website: squonkopera.org

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