Janaki Ranpura

Janaki Ranpura - 2010 Naked Stages artist


by Janaki Ranpura
December 1-4, 2010, at 7:30 pm

In the midst of a medical demonstration, the patient’s heart jumps up and runs across the room. “Your Heart is in My Mouth” takes a daughter on a carnival ride with puppets and shadow projections through her father’s life and deeper into their relationship.

Janaki Ranpura creates sexy and ridiculous puppet theater. She makes performance art and explores new media through physical computing, social networking, and filmed animation. She teaches large-scale community puppet and art-making. She works with homemade lighting systems and fabricated sound to make enormous, site-specific works. She also makes bikeable, mobile installations and shows. The national puppetry association called her one of 40 puppeteers under 40 to watch.

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