Janie Geiser & Company

News Update/When The Wind Blows

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Janie Geiser creates a miniature world so tangible that the puppets begin to seem life-size. In When the Wind Blows, she uses stories gathered from newspapers, fairy tales, dreams, and childrenšs games and songs to explore the relationship between violence and childhood. The work incorporates taped and live music by Atlanta composer Chip Epsten. News Update, a collaboration with composer A. Leroy, is an up-to-the-minute shadow puppet news show that satirizes the slanted way TV news is transmitted. For adults.