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Chiflón, El Silencio del Carbón (Chiflón, Silence of the Coal) Jan 19-22

January 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - January 22, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

A shaft collapses. A young miner, to keep working, must travel to Chiflón del Diablo, one of the most dangerous mines in Chile. Using white marionettes constructed of newspaper, this stunning North American debut ominously builds the violence of the global economy and affects a montage of sensations that are indisputably human. It is performed in silence.

Based in part on the story of El Chiflón del Diablo by distinguished Chilean author Baldomero Lillo, and devised during trips to the mining town of Lota, Chiflón, El Silencio del Carbón reflects a deep creative process. By not using text or dialogue Chiflón connects with a broad public, with no cultural, social, or age limit.

Held in conjunction with the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival

NOTE: This program is recommended for children 10 and older

Running time: 50 minutes, no intermission



January 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
January 22, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
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Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL United States
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