File puptcrit/puptcrit.0602, message 178


Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 22:03:34 -0500
To: puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Sicilian Marionettes


Thanks for the explanation Dmitri. Like others, I have also been 
interested with the rod marionette style. It was a combination of this 
interest in rod-marionettes, the Commedia Dell Arte tradition, and 
tabletop puppetry which culminated in my creation of The Misfortunes of 
Pulcinella : A Compact Tabletop Rod Marionette Show.

http://home.earthlink.net/~greenspan/misfortunes.html

Fred Greenspan - Traditional Puppeteer
http://www.traditionalpuppetry.com

On Feb 20, 2006, at 5:07 PM, Dmitri Carter wrote:

> Hello Critters,
>
> Thanks Fred for writing about the Sicilian Opera dei Pupi performances 
> at
> the Met.  I'm sorry the performance didn't tour because I'm on the 
> other
> coast and had no chance to see it.
>
> I think many of the differences between the two Sicilian shows that 
> you have
> seen are regional.  The Argento Family (I believe they were performing 
> at
> the museum last weekend) does the Palermo style of "pupi" and the show 
> in
> Connecticut probably uses "pupi" from Catania.  Most likely the 
> Connecticut
> "pupi" were ones from the Macri family.  If Jim Napalitano is on the 
> list,
> he has had the opportunity to help Salvador Macri with the opera dei 
> pupi
> when there was a segment done for "Between the Lions".
>
> Coincidentally, both the Macri and Manteo families performed the 
> Catania
> style so there hasn't been as much of the Palermo style seen in this
> country.  We have been to Sicily a few times and have done several 
> shows
> using the rod marionette technique, including one show produced with
> beautifully armored figures by Vincenzo Argento.  We are now actually
> planning for another "pupi" performance, "The Liberation of Rugierro 
> from
> the Island of Alcina", set for Spring of 2007 (dates tba).  I hope 
> some of
> you can make it.
>
> "Pupi per Tutti"
> Puppets for All
> (Our condensed mission statement)
>
> Best regards,
>
> Dmitri Carter
> dmitri-AT-nwpuppet.org
>
> http://www.nwpuppet.org
>
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