Giant Whale Puppets – Ballenarca

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Many people don’t know that there is a secret document used to instruct organizers who work with the Point A project.  I can’t say much about it, but a small piece has leaked to the internet, so i can reveal it here.

Remembering that frivolous fun and preposterous propositions may be the most crucial tools for Point A organizers, we will strive to attend all nearby giant whale puppet events, gravity altering cooperative games, and jello slam dances.

From the “Secret Cabal Handbook of More Clever Revolutions,” Article 23, Section c.

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With this mandate in mind, GPaul, Alanna (the new Point A media intern), a handful of Baltimore Free Farm activists and myself hiked up to the park near the skate park to see Ballenarca.  This is surreal, salvaged art, cross cultural puppetry at its best.

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Did i understand every moment of the performance?  No way.  And it is still totally worth going out of your way to see.  Their next performance is on Monday Aug 17th at Pyramid Atlantic in Washington DC.

ballenarca all dancers

These still pics don’t really do the performance justice.  There are videos on their website.

Ballenarca whale guts

This is the beating heart of a giant whale.

Ballenarca jellyfish at night

The jellyfish own the night.

And if you find a jello slam dance event, let me know.

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a funologist, memeticist and revolutionary. Can be found in the vanity bin of Wikipedia and in locations of imminent calamity. buckle up, there is going to be some rough sledding.

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