Based on familiar tongue twisters, No Need For A Night Light is an experiment between text and design. Aimless idioms are tucked in and repurposed, only to be reborn as strange dreams. Although the piece employs sophisticated shadow puppets, curious animation, and elaborate headpieces, its genre remains the ordinary condition of aimlessness.
Maiko Kikuchi received her B.A in Theatre Arts and Fashion Design from Musashino Art University, Japan, in 2008, and her M.F.A in Sculpture from Pratt Institute in 2012. Maiko has multi-faceted professional experience in fashion design, graphic design, illustration, painting, drawing, sculpture, puppetry, and performance. Her recent work has been shown at Trestle Projects, the La MaMa Puppet Slam, and Labapalooza! at St. Ann’s Warehouse. Her drawing/collage works are commissioned at online art galleries such as Tuuum, The Art Mint,and Walls Tokyo. She has performed at the Whitney Museum, and at La MaMa in The Chair, directed by Theodora Skipitares.
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La MaMa Puppet Festival
The La MaMa Puppet Festival showcases new contemporary puppet theatre by artists from around the world. Curated by Denise Greber, focusing on diversifying the voices, stories, and perspectives shared onstage, with the goal of uplifting marginalized identities within the puppet community.