Ban­ners & Cranks North­east King­dom 2015

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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.

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