Compound words in motion! Busy Bodies is a physical comedy for young people based on the inevitable confusion of connecting two words together to create another word. Some compound words are easy to understand: a firefly, for example, looks like a tiny flying fire! Some compound words – like birdbrain, hotdog, or rat race – take a greater stretch of the imagination. Very few words are actually used in this production. Instead, movement and expression are the primary communicators. Silly, energetic, and yet somehow profound, this imaginative show features characters created by five performers from Rochester’s award-winning PUSH Physical Theatre. Learning the rules of language is not an easy journey, but it can be a fun one! Busy Bodies encourages joy in learning and humor in our misunderstandings.

Appropriate for ages 3 and above, no children under 3 please.

Friday, June 9 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 10 at 12 p.m.
Saturday, June 10 at 6 p.m
Sunday, June 11* at 2 p.m.

$20 Adults / $15 Students and Children
*sign interpreted performance

Saturday, June 10, 2-3 p.m. | ages 4-12
Sunday, June 11, 3:30-4:30 p.m. | ages 7 and up

Workshop participants sample the mime and movement techniques seen in the show, Busy Bodies. Have fun exercising and using your imagination. Explore new ideas. Learn how to enhance your own storytelling with gesture. Workshops are taught by Darren and Heather Stevenson, Co-founding Directors of PUSH Physical Theatre and their summer programing: Push Pins Camp for Kids, Teen Mentorship Project and their annual Adult Summer Intensive.

Space is limited: 25 Students per workshop | $10 pre-registration | $12 at the door

Workshop attire: comfortable clothing kids can move freely in and sneakers.
Please note: for the comfort and safety of participants, children under the age of four are not permitted on the stage floor during the workshops.
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