River to River Festival: MURMURATIONS – Gregory Corbino
June 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Between Warren & Murray Street at North End Avenue Lower Manhattan
New York, New York
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Interdisciplinary artist Gregory Corbino’s puppets, sound, and movement transform Battery Park City into a seascape of androgenous oysters, stunning sturgeon and captivating cetaceans.
On the grass lawn of Teardrop Park, participants learn the puppetry art of fish murmuration starting at 2 pm. At 3 pm, participants parades to Rockefeller Park where giant puppets inspired by biodiversity of New York Harbor join the murmuration, creating a cacophonous confluence of city and sea, a puppet poem that seeks a new relationship to this blue planet.
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