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Squonk - Hand To Hand

  • 300 Locust Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Dates: September 3, 2021 - September 5, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Cowles Commons
  • Price: FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
  • Overview

    FREE SPECTACLE CONCERT EXPERIENCE

    HOW BIG WE ARE. AND WHAT WE DO.

    Hand to Hand is propelled by 2 giant puppet hands, each the size of a house and rigged like a sailing ship, and music that blows the roof off. The Squonkers, dwarfed by the hands, climb a multi-tiered stage. Music rises from a single finger flicking an organ key, as natural an expression of humanity as a wave or a fist. Squonk's original progressive rock drives a journey that is spectacular, plaintive, and comic.

    In this melee, the giant thumbs detach to become truly opposable and challenge each other with guitars. Audience members come together to grab the rigging, each individual powering a larger movement of giant fingers, a web of connections, a single dance. We want