October 02 2014

Internationally Acclaimed Puppeteer Dan Butterworth Presents at College, Oct. 9


Internationally acclaimed puppeteer Dan Butterworth will make the next ‘Inside My Studio’ presentation at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts of the University of New Haven next Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m.  Butterworth’s presentation will be preceded by a reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and soft drinks at 6 p.m.

In what promises to be a fascinating evening, Butterworth will demonstrate through a Powerpoint presentation and use of his marionettes how his intricately hand-carved puppets dance and whirl from the stage, through the air, and into the audience, moving to a stream of world music. Butterworth is renowned for combining a plethora of puppet styles and genres, and then building them until the whole stage becomes a moving carnival.

He performs locally and internationally and has led large-scale educational workshops: he has also appeared in operas, classical music festivals, film and television, using shadow, light and movement in ingenious ways.

Supported by the National Foundation for the Arts since 1979 and the recipient of a Pell Award for excellence in the Arts in 2005, Butterworth and his puppets have performed in movies, operas, classical music festivals and TV specials. Butterworth’s celebrations have been staged from the city of New York to the Inuit villages of Alaska.

Butterworth Marionettes’ ability to travel to the remotest locations allows for an unusual creative interplay rarely found in typical theater organizations. His troupe has toured throughout the world, performing in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and all of the US and Canada.

Admission is $10 per person and reservations are strongly advised.  Reservations can be made by contacting Ann de Selding at 860.434.3571 ext. 117 or

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