Sandglass Theater has created twenty-five productions since their founding in 1982. Most of these were video recorded for archival purposes, Some of these recordings are better then others, although none is even close to the quality of a good High Density, multi-camera shoot that would be used for broadcast today. Nevertheless, these recordings offer a window into Sandglass’ past for those who want to learn more about their history and how their work has developed over the decades.
“We have decided to make a few of these available for online viewing. They are not meant to equal a live performance; rather they offer insight into where we have been and where we are going.” -Eric Bass
The videos will be released over the next few months, beginning with Isidor’s Cheek, a family favorite by Ines Zeller Bass. This recording is from the final performance of the show at the Ballard Museum and Institute in Storrs, CT, in November 2015 before Ines retired from performing for children.
One day, something drives Isidor from his little grey existence. So begins the song, which begins the story, which begins the adventure. Isidor’s rosy red cheek runs away and he must search around the world to find it again. His travels take him to a world of color and beauty, as well as loneliness and even danger. Inspired by a German children’s book. Isidor’s Cheek won a Citation of Excellence from UNIMA in 1999.
Conceived and performed by Ines Zeller Bass
Designed by Jana Zeller
Directed by Eric Bass
Music composed and recorded by Peter Tavalin
Like so many organizations, Sandglass is navigating how to connect and serve audiences in this new reality. These videos are available On Demand on the company’s Vimeo page and through their website.
During this uncertain time, Sandglass is also offering weekly, livestreamed puppet craft sessions for families available through their facebook page every Thursday at 2pm EST. Here you can also find a number of Quarantine Artbursts, and little insights into how the work continues at Sandglass Theater.
Stay tuned for new videos and projects that are in the works through Sandglass’ mailing list and social media.