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Sure-minded Uncertainties, is a shadow play extraordinaire by Cave Dogs that explores science, technology and nature through the alternative lenses of micro and macro perspectives, situations and experiences. A range of fantastical characters and modern day archetypes, including a scientist, a naturalist, an ancient wise woman, a tailor, a technology man and a chrysalis, navigate a series of transformations throughout several scenes. The performance presents vibrant storytelling; merging ancient traditions, shadow puppet theatre and contemporary art forms - including film, video, sound, and computer-generated animation.
Cave Dogs brings together visual artists, musicians, dancers, storytellers, and writers in the spirit of experimental interdisciplinary collaboration. Innovative, large-scale shadow projections, cast onto a scrim from props and actors, move in concert with projected video imagery and an original soundtrack. We tell stories, create visual tableaus, and produce effects that conjure the dreamlike quality of early experimental film. This multi-media artifact documents, preserves, and celebrates important cultural voices and stories. We hope our stories charm, intrigue, challenge, and captivate all of you.
Cave Dogs performances include Sure-Minded Uncertainties (present), Archaeology of a Storm. (2008), Ferrous City (2002), How to Build a Raft (1998), Emily's Circus (1994), Sustenance (1993), Fall of Perception (1992), and Shadows of Doubt and Other Precarious Truths (1991).
International performances include, The Malmo (Sweden) Cultural Festival, The Grand Ol & Mat (Malmo, Sweden), Friskolen 70 (Copenhagan, Denmark). New York performances include, Power House Theater at Vassar College, The Woodstock Fringe Festival, P.S. 122 (NYC), Henry Street Settlement (NYC), HERE (NYC), The Woodstock Comeau Property, The Widow Jane Mine (Rosendale, NY), BSP (Kingston, NY), Julien J. Studley Theatre and McKenna Theatre at SUNY New Paltz. National performances included the New Orleans Fringe Festival, Mobius (Boston), as well as engagements at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), The Massachusetts College of Art, The Cambridge Multicultural Art Center and Boston College and The Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, NM.