Sep 30, 2023
Oct 1, 2023

La MaMa Kids: The Adventures of Seucy and Boto and the Tree Eating Monster

By Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company

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In the heart of the Amazon Jungle, a brave little girl named Seucy and her loyal companion, Boto the pink river dolphin, embark on an extraordinary adventure to protect their beloved home. When rumors spread of a mysterious tree eating monster that threatens the rainforest, Seucy and Boto set out to uncover the truth and save their friends.

The Adventures of Seucy and Boto is an episodic series for kids about the adventures of Seucy, a brave little girl who, along with her friends Boto, half-boy/half-dolphin, Itzpapalotl, Sasha, Ceneotl, Pachamama, battles any obstacle in order to keep the Amazon Jungle safe and protect the plants and inhabitants of the rain forest from harm.

Created, Written and Directed by Federico Restrepo and Denise Greber
Puppet, Set and Light Design and Choreography by Federico Restrepo
Sound Design and Music by Hao Bai
Costume Design by Denise Greber
Featuring: Emily Vick Agnew, Braulio Basilio, Katie Leffen, Kiku Sakai, Ursula Tinoco

LOCO7 productions utilize original rhythmic music, live musicians, dancers, body puppets and larger-than-life marionettes. Restrepo’s intense love and passion for the history of the Americas and his journeys in New York have been a constant source for all his work. Loco7 has premiered over 20 original pieces in New York City, with subsequent tours throughout the world. Most recently, Loco7 premiered Lunch with Sonia (2021), Don Quixote Takes New York (2018), Undefined Fraction (2015), Seucy and Boto (2014-2016), Plunge (2013), Free Falling (2013), Urban Odyssey (2012), In Retrospect (2010), Room To Panic (2008), Open Door (2006), Bokan The Bad Hearted (2004), 9 Windows (2002), Colores (1998), Aguirre, the Spiral of the Warrior (1996), Cosecha (1990), Loco7 (1989) and two other Gotham fantasies: Locombia (1986), Carrera (1988). In addition, Loco7 premiered Piratas de Papel (1994) and Mobile Urbano (1986) in Bogotá, Colombia.

FEDERICO RESTREPO (Co-Creator/Director/Choreographer/Puppet Design) was born in Bogotá, Colombia and founded his company, Loco7, at La MaMa in 1986 to expand the use of puppetry in dance theatre. With Loco7 he has created more than 20 original productions, acting as creator, director and designer. As a performer, Restrepo has appeared at La MaMa as a member of the Great Jones Repertory Company in Ellen Stewart’s The Raven, Asclepius, Herakles Via Phaedra, Perseus, Antigone, Mythos Oedipus, Dionysus Fillus Dei, Monk and The Hangman’s Daughter, Seven Against Thebes, and Draupai. Since 2003, Restrepo has been a teaching artist for New York City Public Schools and Community Senior Centers, where he teaches dance and puppet and mask
design and construction. In addition, he has designed lights for productions in New York City as well as abroad. He is a resident puppet designer, choreographer, performer and director at La MaMa ETC, as well as the Producing Director of La MaMa Puppet Festival, a bi-annual event.

Denise Greber, Managing Director with Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company since 2001. She has been involved with the creation in Loco7 productions as writer,  director, costume designer, and performer: Lunch with Sonia, Don Quixote Takes NY, The Adventures of Seucy and Boto, Urban Odyssey (nominated for a 2012 NY Innovative Theatre  Award for best performance piece), In Retrospect, Room To Panic, Open Door, Bokan, The Bad Hearted (for which she was nominated Best Costume Design 2005 Innovative Theatre Awards), and 9 Windows

Additionally, Denise is the Director of Artistic Operations at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. Denise has been part of the La MaMa Team since 1999, she has held various positions over the years, including curation, programming, and direction of the La MaMa Puppet Series/Festival, along with other special projects, such as La MaMa Kids, and the Jump Start Works-in-Progress Series. Denise has been a teaching artist for children ranging 3 to 18 years old as well as University level students.

La MaMa Kids


La MaMa Kids Online presents kids performances and hands-on workshops online, timed especially for “after school” viewing! La MaMa will continue to use emerging technologies to create a new venue for artistic expression that questions how art can function and how we as a society can survive challenging periods of history.

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