Image courtesy of NYU Skirball.

NYU Skirball will present the NYC premiere of Fantasque, an ebullient and magical pageant by Dance Heginbotham, created by choreographer John Heginbotham and puppeteer Amy Trompetter, for three performances, on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, 2018. Enormous and minute puppets, and human dancers join forces to create a fable of a battle of light and darkness, with a fantastical cast of characters featuring giant babies, blue angels, a devilish snare and heroic rats. Performed to live music composed by Ottorino Respighi and adapted from piano pieces by Giaochino Rossini, Fantasque” ruminates on morality and immorality as seen through a child’s eyes in a series of connected vignettes bound by an unconventional and tender merging of puppetry and dance.