The Tank NYC

“The Kibitsu Cauldron” – a tale of spirit possession (Halloween 7pm, $5)
October 26, 2009, 16:58
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First published in 1776, Akinari Ueda’s nine gothic Tales of Moonlight and Rain are Japan’s finest and most celebrated examples of the literature of the occult. They subtly merge the world of reason with the realm of the uncanny and exemplify the period’s fascination with the strange and the grotesque. They were also the inspiration for Mizoguchi Kenji’s brilliant 1953 film Ugetsu. “The Kibitsu Cauldron” tells a tale of spirit possession.spirit
Narrated by Asami Tamura who is also on the koto, with Amelia Lukas on flute, and Jane Hsu’s video art, this multi-sensory experience will begin your night right with creepiness and relaxation.

Fun at the Tank continues with improv band The Right Fucking Nows, light show and music by Brian Crimmins and Brendan Byrne to summon the dark lord, Halloween mask performances by Joe Osheroff n’ company, and terrifying comedy videos by City Hall!

$5 / free for Members


Puppet Playlist 4: The Seven Deadly Sins (Wed, Oct 28th, $7)
October 26, 2009, 16:22
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7 deadly sins

7 Deadly Sins

For doom inspired puppet theater, look no further and wait not a day longer (than this Wednesday at 7:30pm and again 9:00pm). Our 4th much anticipated Puppet Playlist will feature new works of puppetry and music inspired by the Seven Deadly Sins, in honor of the best holiday on earth. Puppet Playlist takes talented puppeteers and brilliant musicians and slams them together into an evening of live theater to stir the senses. Our first three Puppet Playlists played to completely sold-out audiences, and we are a Time Out New York “Critics Pick!” Unfortunately, reservations are full but there WILL be tickets at the door for just $7. Show up early.

For this goosebumpin’ Halloween special, each puppeteer will choose one sin and create an original piece. The Playlist will also feature brand-new sin-themed songs by some of New York’s most exciting singer-songwriters. Previous performers (and their work) have been seen all over New York and throughout the world, on, off- and off-off-Broadway, at HERE Arts Center, Shakespeare in the Park, the Metropolitan Opera, FringeNYC, Lincoln Center, with Jim Henson Productions, and on both American and International TV (yes, that includes the Muppets).

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