Squonk: Hand to Hand


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Squonk: Hand to Hand

Squonk: Hand to Hand

Squonk’s latest free outdoor spectacle is a joyous, participatory event that brings audiences together for a humorous, uplifting visual extravaganza.

Propelled by Squonk’s irresistible music, the show features two giant purple puppet hands, each the size of a house and rigged like a sailing ship. Squonk invites audience members on stage to power the giant fingers, creating a larger movement and web of connections through their individual dance. During this wild revelry, the thumbs detach to become truly opposable. Two guitarists operate the thumbs while engaging in a musical face-off.

Throughout this raucous journey, Squonk’s musicians create melodious madness, a combination of shimmering keyboard, powerful guitars, wild wind synth and propulsive rhythms.

Inspired by a desire to bring people together in a time of isolation and divisiveness, Hand to Hand provides a thrilling moment of unity and community in a safe, public, outdoor space.

Critics have praised the show as “Flamboyant! Dreamy!” (Pittsburgh City Paper) and  “Playful! Imaginative! Fun and outlandish!” (Pittsburgh Quarterly).

Multiple Performances!
Saturday, June 11: 1:00-1:30, 2:30-3:00, 5:30-6:00 PM
Sunday, June 12: 1:00-1:30, 5:00-5:30 PM.

PVDFest is produced by the City of Providence with Founding Partner FirstWorks

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