In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre will be starting a new series next Thursday, Oct. 20: Music Animated. These events combine puppeteering and live music to create a truly immersive experience. The inaugural run of shows will feature local multi-instrumentalist Dosh.
Dosh is an accomplished solo artist from the Twin Cities, adept at manipulating both acoustic and electronic soundscapes. He typically sits at a drum set with a Rhodes keyboard to his side, along with a wide variety of digital samplers, loopers, microphones, and even a mixing board. When all are combined he becomes a one man band, looping smooth melodies together with strong back beats and subtle effects.
At In the Heart of the Beast, his unique, trancelike sound will be accompanied by live puppetry. Dosh will be accompanied on stage by director Bart Butch as well as puppeteers Seth Eberle, Angela Olson, and Laurie Witzkowski. Dosh and Bart have worked together in the past; according to the venue’s website, their show will “reflect the positive, passionate stories of Phillips and Powderhorn neighborhoods.”
There will be three performances of this event: Oct. 20, Oct. 21, and a family-friendly matinee on Oct. 22. For details, see hobt.org.
Nicholas Trahan is a student at McNally Smith College of Music. He’s an intern at Rhymesayers Entertainment and an administrative assistant for Toki Wright’s Soul Tools Entertainment.