Arm-of-the-Sea's HOOK, LINE & SINKER harnesses the power of mask and puppet theater to peer beneath the surface and explore the Hudson River's dual identity as prolific natural ecosystem, and PCB-contaminated Superfund site. The visually-charged show features live music and a bevy of low-tech special effects that reveal the river's complex inner life. Pitched to oldsters and youngsters alike, HOOK, LINE & SINKER celebrates the timeless art of fishing while offering the low-down on eating fish from the Hudson.
Arm-of-the-Sea Theater is an award-winning arts ensemble based in Saugerties, NY. For over thirty years the troupe has been fusing live music with visual storytelling to illuminate the links between humans and the life-support systems of the planet. Led by directors Marlena Marallo and Patrick Wadden, the company performers featured in this video are musicians Dean Jones and Eli Winograd, and performers Laura Kopczak, Steve Smith and Keenan Cleary. This video was shot and edited by Bart Friedman.
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Production and presentation of HOOK, LINE & SINKER ismade possible by support from the New York State Dept. of Health, and the Hudson River Improvement Fund. And by public funds from the New York Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature