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Sandglass Theater

Flynn Center presents

Sandglass Theater Babylon

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  • Friday, January 12, 2018, 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018, 8:00 PM

$35

“The magic is born of gesture, from the movement of these dolls, as if they were animated, with the real breath of life.” —Le Courrier

Using puppetry to relate the ongoing global refugee crisis, Babylon tells seven refugees’ stories through songs that blend actual testimony with unreal figures. Puppets represent refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, El Salvador, and Burundi as the ancient city of Babylon, in present-day Iraq, becomes a metaphor for the destabilization leading the crisis. Working with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, Babylon questions how we understand and respond to the conflicts that exist within the countries refugees flee, as well as those in which they seek sanctuary.

Presented in association with the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity, and Multicultural Affairs through the UVM President’s Initiative for Diversity.

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Funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov. Babylon is a National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN) Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned by the Flynn Center for the Performing ARts in partnership with Columbia College Chicago, Portland Ovations and NPN/VAN. For more information: www.npnweb.org. The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts is a NPN Partner of the National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN/VAN Artist Engagement Fund. Major contributors include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information visit www.npnweb.org. Supported in part by the Surdna Foundation. Presented in association with the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs through the UVM President's Initiative for Diversity. Performances by Vermont artists are supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts<,strong>, and the Vermont Community Foundation. Residency funded in part by Bari and Peter Dreissigacker.

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