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Dancers, Puppets Take Stage In Bard Festival

Friday marks the world premier of Fantasque, which is the opening performance in Bard College's annual SummerScape festival.
Friday marks the world premier of Fantasque, which is the opening performance in Bard College's annual SummerScape festival. Photo Credit: Bard College

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Kids and adults will be entertained at Bard Summerscape, a festival featuring a ballet beginning Friday, July 1 at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.

The festival runs to Sunday and includes pre- and post-performance conversations at the venue, Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at the college.

The "Fantastique" festival theme, inspired by Puccini compositions, is a collaborative performance with John Heginbotham whose copany dancers will perform, and Amy Trompetter, a puppeteer, whose life-size puppets will join the in the ballet.

The performers join forces to create a fable of a battle of light and darkness, with a fantastical cast of characters featuring giant babies, blue angels, devils, rats, and a restaurant where the customers are tuxedo-wearing fish.

Here is the festival schedule:
  • Friday, July 1, Opening Night Reception for Friends of the Fisher Center
  • Saturday, July 2 Post-Performance Conversation
  • Sunday, July 3 Pre-Performance Talk at 1 p.m.

Click here for information and tickets or call (845)-758-7900.

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