Loco7 Online

Jump Start
April 2021

An online curated evening where puppet and theatre artists get a chance to showcase their works in progress. Six puppet artists will share an evening: Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company, Tom Lee, Charlotte Lily Gaspard, Leah Ogawa, Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkens, Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra a.k.a. Lady Xøk.

Studies in Puppet Form and Storytelling
Senior theatre making workshop

Studies in Puppet Form and Storytelling Online 2020

Starting Winter 2021 with Final Performance Spring 2021

Studies in Puppet Form, conducted by Federico Restrepo, introduced seniors to the use of puppetry in dance. Participants learned how to use the body and puppetry to communicate character and action, and improve body control and body language. They collaboratively developed a short puppet and movement performance that highlights their own stories. 

Ongoing Children’s Puppet Workshops

Loco7 continues to work with children ages 4+ on puppet and dance workshops with our collaborating organizations, La MaMa Kids, New Stage Performance Space, New York City Public School 19, Bank Street Head Start, and East Village Community School.

In the Works:

Lunch With Sonia

October 13 – 17, 2021
Part of La MaMa Puppet Festival

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.