FESTIVAL ARCHIVE  —  2024

2024 Festival Archive: Loco7 Dance Puppet Theater

Loco7 Dance Puppet Theater: Lunch with Sonia

January 25-27, 2024

Dance Center Columbia College Chicago

Presented by The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago and Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival

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View Federico’s presentation above or watch full symposium on Howlround.

Federico Restrepo at the Ellen Van Volkenburg Symposium

On Sunday, January 28th 2024, Federico Restrepo was a speaker at The Ellen Van Volkenburg Puppetry Symposium session entitled “Panel 4 – Construction Techniques.”

The event was presented by the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival and sponsored by UNIMA-USA, moderated by Dr. Paulette Richards, and held online through Howlround.

Panel 4 – Construction Techniques explores the question: How do various building techniques – simple and direct, or complex – impact character, presentation, and storytelling?

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January 25-27, 2024
Dance Center Columbia College Chicago
1306 S. Michigan Ave.

Lunch with Sonia is inspired by Loco 7 founder and artistic director Federico Restrepo’s true-life experience with his Aunt Sonia, who at the age of 72, asked her family to gather for lunch. Lyrical storytelling, dance, projection and a team of talented puppeteers tell the story of this larger-than-life, unapologetic and robust woman. It’s a piece of incredible intimacy proposing the idea that dying is the final event of living a self-actualized, individual human life.

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