Poncili Creación

Near West Theatre and Poncili Creación (Puerto Rico)

OVERVIEW

In a production brought to you in partnership with Near West Theatre, Poncili Creación will plunge you into a world full of visceral energy, raw magic and fantastical creatures.

PRICE

Free

RUN TIME

30 minutes

VENUE & STAGE

US Bank Plaza

Statue

SHOW TIMES

Fri 7/22 @ 4:00PM (US Bank Plaza)
Fri 7/22 @ 5:45PM (US Bank Plaza)
Sat 7/23 @ 1:30PM (Public Square)
Sat 7/23 @ 3:00PM (Public Square)

DETAILS

TYPE OF SHOW

International

Recommended For

All Ages

GENRE(S)

Children's Theatre, Immersive/Interactive, Performance Art, Puppetry

CONTENT WARNING

N/A

VENUE FEATURES

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SYNOPSIS

These Puerto Rican twin brothers are known worldwide for their creative street performances featuring eye-grabbing polyurethane foam puppets. For BorderLight, they have created a new street performance in partnership with Near West Theatre. Poncili Creación creates multisensory interactions with colorful puppets, some as big as a car and others as small as a penny. Using dance, music and raw creativity, they interact with audiences, events and architecture in ways that delight, surprise, and amaze.

Created by Poncili Creación and Near West Theatre

Near West Theatre and Poncili Creación (Puerto Rico)

generously supported by

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CONNECT

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Additional Info

Founded in by twin brothers Pablo and Efrain Del Hierro, Puerto Rican experimental puppetry troupe Poncili Creación generates performatic and audiovisual experiences that sprout from their interactive sculptures which they call objects. Since 2012, they have worked with large-scale objects, installations and video, although they are most known for their performances that involve live music, dance and experimental storytelling. Their performance tours have taken them around the United States, Canada, Europe and The Dominican Republic. Their objects have been exhibited in museums such as the MAPR and the MoCa as well as in independent galleries 787 studios, Art lab, Grund, Edge zones, Meta-gallery, and Poor Farm Experiment, among others.

They view the world, life, and reality as rewritable code. They focus on objects and movement, as these are two of the most important pillars in which the universe and civilization are based, and thus, they are perfect tools to hack reality. Their aesthetic focuses on bonding ugliness and beauty. Roughly carved objects made of polyurethane foam and materials scavenged from the trash complement crafted mechanisms and shocking colors, providing catchy imagery. Their artistic process is an exploration of how they can alter life, others, and reality through objects and movement. For this reason, they have never limited themselves to specific locations or scenes, and have presented their work in puppetry festivals, galleries, museums, schools, bars, art fairs, music festivals, and bathrooms.

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