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July 2019
    Margarita has been awarded an Individual Grant from the Asian Cultural Council.  The Asian Cultural Council advances international dialogue, understanding, and respect through cultural exchange activities in Asia and the United States to create a more harmonious and peaceful world. This is accomplished through fellowships and programs that support individual artists, scholars, and arts professionals.

    As part of the grant activities, in summer 2019 Margarita will be traveling to Japan.
She will participate in the Traditional Theater Training, July 17 – August 10. She will study Nihonbuyo with Yayoi Wakayagi and Kotsuzumi with Yasuko Hisada, and Naoko Takahashi. 
After that, Margarita will travel to Tokyo and study some Japanese language and culture (ikebana and calligraphy) with the Language Tourism Japan and Otome Bunraku with sensei Yoshida Mituka.

    Margarita is thrilled to be a part of the international community of the Asian Cultural Council and looks forward to her trip to Japan and many years of fruitful collaborations.

Asian Cultural Council
May 2019



Margarita will be teaching a Magic Objects workshop in London, UK

Course Details:
June 3 – 7, 2019
M-R 3:30- 6 PM, F 2:30 – 5 PM
Chisenhale Dance Space, 68-84 Chisenhale Road, London E3 5QZ
Fee: £125

Magic Objects is a practical workshop designed to awaken the imagination of performers and creators through working with objects and materials in a realm where performance, physical theatre, puppetry, and devising converge. The workshop is equally well suited for all levels of experience and will fully benefit creative individuals from professional to amateur, and from theatre creator to theatre enthusiast.

For more information, please visit https://www.embodiedpoetics.org/summer-2019
To enroll, please email Amy Russell at info@embodiedpoetics.org 

Mar 2019

Currently in rehearsal!  Tickets for the show are available now at brownpapertickets!  See below for trailer, showtimes, and production details.

FOLLOW THE SHOW!

Feb 2019
Mobirise

Unfolding will be presented at The Tank in NYC March 29 – April 7, 2019!

Produced by Margarita Blush Productions and Hayley Palmaer in association with The Tank.
Conceived and directed by Margarita Blush
Performed by Emily Batsford, Monica Lerch, and Kāli Therrien
Set and puppets designed and created by Dimitar Dimitrov and Petia Dimitrova
Music composed by Amir Khosrowpour
Costumes designed by Anya Sokolovskaya

Appropriate for audiences ages 8+ 

UnFolding Gallery

Unfolding is a contemporary fairytale that magically transports the audience through space and time, capturing the journey of a woman as she navigates a life of self-discovery.  A puppet theatre production, Unfolding weaves together nostalgic youth and covetable wisdom to explore themes of female wisdom and empowerment, using moving performance and puppetry, shadow imagery, unique design, exquisitely hand-crafted puppets, and poignant original live music.  

The show has been performed at international festivals and venues in the USA, Bulgaria, and Turkey. 

Showtimes:      March 29, Friday, 8pm
                              March 30, Saturday, 3pm and 8pm
                              March 31, Sunday, 3pm and 8pm
                               April 5, Friday, 8pm
                               April 6, Saturday, 3pm and 8pm
                               April 7, Sunday, 3pm and 8pm

Tickets $15-$25  can be purchased here
Dec 2018
The Rule of the World (Working Title)

Original Drawing by Franz Kafka

Puppet Designed inspired by Kafka Drawings

Margarita is currently developing a new production, The Rule of the World (Venue and dates TBA).
The Rule of the World is an original theatre production that explores the themes of injustice and disillusionment. The show will feature live performance, puppetry, movement, original script, unique scenography, and live music. It is intended for diverse audiences regionally, nationally, and internationally (ages 10+).
The project’s title is inspired by a quote from Kafka’s iconic book The Trial: "Depressing view… The lie made into the rule of the world.”
To Date, the project has received partial funding from: