KATE BREHM DISCUSSES HER LATEST ARTISTIC ENDEAVORS
I'm currently in Lausanne, Switzerland performing Dogugaeshi at the Theatre Vidy with Basil Twist. Its one of my favorite abstract puppet shows that utilizes a Japanese technique of sliding screens. Last month I performed the feet of the dog in the premiere of Lee Breuer and Mabou Mine's latest, most epic performance piece, La Divina Caricatura at La Mama in NYC. The month before I got a chance to combine my movement and puppetry skills in a puppet version of Stravinsky's Ballet, The Firebird, performed at City Center in NYC with the Little Orchestra Society. In addition to performing Dogugaeshi at several West Coast locations I helped to devise and perform a new Basil Twist show, Seafoam Sleepwalk, which we premiered IN, yes IN the Pacific Ocean during La Jolla Playhouse's WOW Festival. And I had time to drop in on the National Tour of Beauty and the Beast in North Carolina to give their new dancers a puppetry performance intensive honing their puppeteering chops for the wolves and enchantress they manipulate during the show. This Fall was busy!