Performance by Bart Buch

Music Animated


A puppet concert series at In the Heart of the Beast Theatre, pairing musicians and puppeteers to create new work together.

kid enkidu


kid enkidu, an epic puppet-poem-mashup, inspired by The Little Prince, The Epic of Gilgamesh and anime films of Miyazake, follows the journey of a mysterious kid hunting for a lost companion.

Ode to Walt Whitman


Ode to Walt Whitman, a tender, silent puppet poem uncovers a dialogue between Walt Whitman and Federico Garcia Lorca.

Mortal City


Inspired by Dar William’s song of the same title, Mortal City uses puppets, music and imagery to create a poem of a city that feels, breathes, gives and takes. In collaboration with D. Blake Love.

Artemis Hunts Winter’s Heart


Explores the mythology of the Greek goddess, Artemis through bunraku puppetry and large-scale projection of manipulated video and shadows.

Peace Day Lantern Ceremony


In collaboration with Masanari Kawahara. This event commemorated the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 to honor the people that perished in these bombings and in all wars.

Shadows with No Capital


This multiple-evening shadow projection piece employs Turkish shadow theatre placed in new territory, modern day Minneapolis. In collaboration with Kyle Loven and Minneapolis Art On Wheels.

How Flowers Changed the World


A silent toy theatre puppet show accompanied by classical and experimental guitar music that shows us cosmic and old-fashioned vignettes of a flower powered universe.