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Betontanc and Umka.LV in "Show Your Face," part of the Under the Radar festival. Photo copyright Gints Malderis.

Copyright 2011 Paul Ben-Itzak

NEW YORK -- The best advice I can give you if you have a chance to see "Show Your Face," the Slovenian / Latvian collaboration between Betontanc & Umka.LV which opened last night and closes this night at La MaMa as part of the Public Theater's Under the Radar festival curated by Mark Russell, is to keep your eyes on the puppet and off the program notes. The latter talk grandly about particle physics and Freudian psychology and conclude by promising that "this performance will be the final judgment for us all, because we allowed ourselves to forget." The former is embodied, so to speak, by a faceless toddler-sized snowsuit, brought to life by three puppeteer/actors with such nuance and detail that it seems not only to have a face but a visage capable of displaying the most poignant emotions.

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