9.26.16 Fox vs Kingdom premiere
10.4.15 Café Isegrim
1.1.15 Overlook/Homeward premiere

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Hélène Lesterlin’s puppet opus Fox vs. Kingdom to premiere at Byrdcliffe Theater by Francis Marion Platt, from the Almanac Weekly (October 20, 2016)

Vulpine Vittles, preview from the Almanac Weekly (October 15, 2015)

Making a history of making by Frances Marion Platt, from the Almanac Weekly
February 26, 2015 (pg. 12)

“But it sounds like the artist/choreographer/curator has the creative chops to interpret the history of Woodstock – which Lesterlin describes as “full of wild characters who embodied major cultural and artistic shifts in the early part of the 20th century with gusto and courage” in ways that we haven’t all seen before.”


Olana’s Groundswell Draws Crowds Despite Rain, from the Register-Star, Sept 14, 2014 (photo and mention of Geographica)

The long view: Overlook, a lecture/dance/performance piece at Historical Society by Violet Snow, from Woodstock Times
August 28, 2014 (pg 4)

“When I first came up with the idea for a performance piece about Woodstock history, I pictured a lot more blurring of fact and fiction,” said choreographer, dancer, and artist Hélène Lesterlin. “But the facts are so much more fantastical than I expected, I’m not really needing fantasy. I use a lot of stuff verbatim.” 

Overlook preview artilce Aug.2014