Banners & Cranks Northeast Kingdom 2015
The Museum of Everyday life presents Banners & Cranks NEK: An Evening of Cantastoria and Cranky Performances. Witness a millennium-old art form re-imagined as performers from across the country offer up a weekend of contemporary cantastoria and cranky performances in Vermont! Cantastoria is the Italian word for an ancient performance form, which involves pictures, live music and sung narration. Crankies are pictures on a scroll moved by means of a hand-cranked mechanism. This is a living and breathing folk performance practice that has found its own particular place alongside the technology and media of the 21st century! The evening features Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth Laprelle, renowned folk musicians dedicated to the mountain music tradition, bringing a captivating mix of ballads and foot-stomping dance tunes illustrated by hand-sewn crankies and painted banners, all the way from Virginia. Local performers Adam Cook, Modern Times Theater, Clare Dolan and Meredith Holch round out the evening with cantastoria and cranky stories of mayhem, crime, heroism, inspiration, and mischief. Some special surprise guests will also join the performances each night! Thursday March 19th at The Lamp Shop (next to Radio Bean) 424 Pine St. in Burlington; and Friday March 20th at Parker Pie 161 County Rd in West Glover. For more information see www.museumofeverydaylife.org or call Clare at 802-626-4409.