Baudelaire in a Box at Singing Pictures Show

Baudelaire in a Box returns to New York, this time at

The Singing Picture Show
July 20 & 21, 8pm
at The Jalopy Theater in Brooklyn
315 Columbia St.

We’ll be presenting four brand new songs (freshly translated from the original French and set to music by Chris Schoen) paired with four brand new scrolls by Dave Buchen. The Baudelaire poems this time around are Cupid and the Skull, The Warning, Broken Bell, and Evening Harmony.

Also taking part in the two-day festival are The Dolly Wagglers, Great Small Works, Circus Amok’s Jennifer Miller, Ramshackle Enterprises, Meredith Miller, Clare Dolan, Meredith Holch, Anna Roberts-Gevalt, and the Banners & Cranks All-Star Orkestar with special guest star appearances by Jalopy’s own Whiskey Spitters.

Tickets are available for $10 through The Jalopy Theater.

Baudelaire in a Box is a serial cantastoria project based on Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal, created by founding Oobleck member Dave Buchen. Over the course of 7 years (culminating in 2017, the sesquicentennial of Baudelaire’s death), the project will adapt each poem from Les Fleurs du Mal as a unique cantastoria, featuring “crankies” (scrolling images) designed and illustrated by Dave Buchen, paired with a musical adaptation.

It is a project so ambitious, so immense, that it cannot be contained on a single web page. And so:

Dave is blogging about the process here, at the Baudelaire in a Box Blog.

A video explanation of the cantastoria art form is presented by our colleague Clare Dolan here.

And learn more about Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal here.

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