The Body Lautrec Sneak Preview at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

20 Aug 2014
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia


Rehearsal photo of Aaron Cromie and Mary Tuomanen's The Body Lautrec. Photo by Richard Termine Photography.

Physical theater artists Aaron Cromie and Mary Tuomanen offer a voyeuristic peek into the world of Belle Epoch painter Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. Suffering from a hereditary bone disorder, Lautrec's unusual physicality earned him a role as outsider, clown, provocateur, and self-appointed archivist of the Parisian underworld. From this unique perspective, The Body Lautrec offers a celebration of human bodies in both art and medicine, told with movement, music, and puppetry.

These sneak preview performances at the the Philadelphia Museum of Art will take place in gallery 161, starting at 6 and 7 p.m. Attendance is free after museum admission.

Neighborhood Fringe performances of The Body Lautrec, developed and presented with support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, will take place at the Caplan Studio Theatre at the University of the Arts, located at 211 South Broad Street in Philadelphia. Click here for more information.