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Atalanta is a work-in-progress adaptation of the myth of Atalanta, using puppetry, circus arts and physical theater. Atalanta tells the story of a young woman who holds onto her well-earned independence as a powerhouse athlete while opening herself to the vulnerability of loving someone. Atalanta finds inspiration in Looney Tunes escapades, the transcendent resonance of myth and the graceful ferocity of strong girls.

In development with the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival

University of Chicago Logan Center for the Arts & Theater and Performance Studies

Leslie Buxbaum Danzig & Jessica Thebus, co-creators & co-directors




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