NOTE: This is not an official PuppetLOVE! page.
This page is hosted by Run For Your Life!...it’s a dance company!
and is for a performance which took place on April 1, 2004.
Balinese guest artist
Ni Luh Kompiang Metri Davies
and RFYL!’s artistic director
(“Little Person’s Baris”)
Thursday, April 1, at 8:00 pm
(video showing before the performance, at 7:00 pm
and many other events on Wednesday through Saturday)
934 Brannan Street, San Francisco
Tickets: Performances $12-20, Workshops $15-$20
Information and Reservations (415) 905-5958
More information at
(And please come to all the other wonderful PuppetLOVE! events
listed at the bottom of the page you are reading)
Baris is a traditional Balinese dance presenting the archetype of a brave and noble warrior. Its bold, dramatic, and electric movements are performed to the brilliant, scintillating sound of the gamelan. It is the dance which any male dancer in Bali must learn first.
Several types of puppets are both popular and famous in Bali, but the Balinese have never used humanettes and, to the best of our knowledge, no Western humanettist has interpreted a Balinese dance.
Our diminutive “dancer” is too new to this world to have been photographed yet, but you can see a photo of his cousins, Marianne Humainette and George “Stumpy” Spelvin, who performed in the PuppetLOVE! 2003 festival,
and at http://www.zeitgeist.net/wfca/Sites-Pages/Image21.html
PuppetLOVE! 2004 has two evenings of radical puppetry performance and video showings (Thursday and Friday), a gallery of puppets and other art works (Wednesday through Saturday), workshops in all aspects of puppetry (Friday and Saturday), and a Kids Rad Puppet Mini-Fest in Berkeley (Sunday). Information at http://www.zeitgeist.net/wfca/PL2004.htm
Run For Your Life ! . . .
. . . it’s a dance company !