Coming Soon: Seucy & Boto Take on the Giants

Seucy & Boto Take on the Giants

April 18 – May 3, 2020
La MaMa

May – June 2020
New Stage Performance Space

By Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre
Conceived, Choreographed & Designed by Federico Restrepo
Written & Directed by Federico Restrepo & Denise Greber

The Adventures of Seucy and Boto is an episodic series for kids about the Seucy, a brave little girl who battles any obstacle in order to keep the environment safe!

Seucy, and her pal Boto, unite with other amazing friends like Itzpapalotl the Butterfly, Sasha the Anaconda, Ceneotl the Frog, and Suecy’s Abuelita.  Together they battle the urban Giants and do what ever it takes to stop them from destroying the jungle and all the creatures that live there.

Ages 4 and up!

Under the direction and vision of Federico Restrepo, Loco7 has been active since 1985. Restrepo creates animated movement in an ever-changing and surreal stage environment to address themes of South American culture and history, the immigrant experience, and urban life.

Music by Tareke Ortiz
and the Colombian band Totolincho

The Adventures of Seucy and Boto – In Repertory on Vimeo.

Next Up: Don Quixote Takes New York

SPRING 2020
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling
Saturday at 3pm

Inspired by the novel The Ingenious Nobleman Sir Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes
Adapted from the novel by Ivan Cardozo & Beatriz Caballero
Re-imagined and adapted by Denise Greber & Federico Restrepo
Co-Directed by Federico Restrepo & Denise Greber
Choreographed & Designed by Federico Restrepo
Sound Design & Music by Hao Bai
Costume Design by Becky Hubbert
Video Animation by Laura Restrepo

Featuring: Federico Restrepo, with Zulivet Díaz, Luis Grande,
Chris Ignacio, and Katie Leffen

Loco7 reimagines this classic text, with puppets, dance and music to show the audience that no dream is too impossible to obtain and that with hope and heart you can conquer fear.

Don Quixote and his friend Sancho Panza travel the five boroughs of New York City on a quest to save the world from evil forces and protect Lady Liberty. The audience follows Don Quixote as he explores New York City in his quest for love, honor, liberty and justice for all.

Don Quixote Takes New York is suitable for all ages 4 and up.

Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling

898 St. Nicholas Avenue, NY 10032

Generously supported in part with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and Individual Donors.

In the Works: Lunch With Sonia

June 17, 2020
Crossroads at Judson Memorial Church
A Shared Evening of Work-In-Progress
Wednesday at 8pm

Lunch with Sonia will be a dance puppet theatre piece, inspired by Restrepo’s true-life experience with his Aunt Sonia, a woman who decided to end her life with dignity after a long illness at the age of 72. The show will use puppets, live actors, music, video and physical theatre to deal with the themes of life, love and loss.

Conversations about assisted dying bring up controversial and emotionally fraught issues: morality, religion, politics, and faith. With this piece Loco7 hopes to acknowledge the incredible intimacy and the very personal nature of dying as the final event of living a self-actualized, individual human life and to move the dialogue from the philosophical arena to the realm of personal experience and stories related to the topic of Death with Dignity.

Generously supported in part with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, The Jim Henson Foundation and Individual Donors.

Workshops: Study in Puppet Form

Puppet Workshop with Seniors

January – June 2020

About the workshop 
Studies in Puppet Form and Performance introduces you to the use of puppetry and storytelling. You will make a puppet and learn to manipulate them to tell a story. You will collaboratively develop a short puppet piece, which you will perform for the public.

Final Performance
To Be Announced Soon


This program is part of the La MaMa Su Casa Residency, and
 is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, with special thanks to City Council Members; Carlina Rivera and Margaret Chin.

 

Update: A book of The Adventures of Seucy and Boto, epi 1

The Adventures of Seucy and Boto, volume 1, is now finished and ready for distribution.  After working on our children’s series The Adventires of Seucy and Boto, we decided to make a book version.  We were lucky to have received a residency on Governors Island through Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space.  This 5 month residency allowed us to make all the illustrations and write the story.  We hope to find a publisher soon…keep you posted!