So first of all–what’s a Puppet Slam? The Puppet Slam Network defines a Puppet Slam as, “the nexus of vaudeville, burlesque, and performance art through the intersection of experimental theater, art, music, and dance as a viable alternative to the culturally homogenous digital mass media.”
In other words, a puppet slam fits perfectly within the collection of art, film, food, and new media that we celebrate here at Indie Grits.
The Spork in Hand Puppet Slam is an ADULTS ONLY event and now a staple in making Indie Grits the unique festival experience that it is. Our puppet slam calls together puppeteers and artists from across the Southeast to perform along side the Slam’s creators and Columbia’s very own, Belle et Bête, also known as Lyon Hill and Kimi Maeda. They describe the program as, “gloriously gritty evenings of experimental short puppetry and object theatre performances…a celebration of Southern puppetry that is off-the-beaten-path.”
Stay tuned for more announcements in 2015 including dates, times, venue, and guest puppeteers!