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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 06:05:14 -0500
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I met wilde and vogel at an international puppetry festival in Poland a 
few years ago.  They did the Hamlet production.  Very intense, unusual, 
riveting and worth seeing.  He played hamlet, she the guitar in front 
while occassionaly smoking a cigarette.  A detached performance unto 
herself.  I felt these two people seemed rather distant and cold and 
too intense until I met them the next morning on the way to breakfast 
and we talked.  Very open and friendly.  Thank goodness they were only 
"acting".
         Larry Hunt----Masque

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   1. Re: Do you know this company? (huntermarionettes-AT-earthlink.net)
   2. Re: Do you know this company? (huntermarionettes-AT-earthlink.net)
   3. Re: Do you know this company? (John Bell)
   4. Re: Do you know this company? (Karen Larsen)
   5. Re: Another Remarkable Video (Freshwater Pearls Puppetry)
   6. Re: Puppets that use a body part as a 'host' (Mathieu Ren?)
   7. Re: [dtsa-l] karagoz (corenste-AT-hunter.cuny.edu)
   8. Ms. Sirppa Sivori-Asp, ex-President of UNIMA, passed away
      20.3.2006 (Mathieu Ren?)
   9. Actress and Puppeteer Winnie Blake Dies (Cahebay-AT-aol.com)
  10. The Puppet Guild of South Florida's Evening of Adult  Puppetry
      (Dave Goboff)
  11. Re: Question about green Lycra suits for green-screen work
      (Evy Wright)
  12. Re: Another Remarkable Video- Juggler's Smackdown (Daniel McGuire)


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Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 14:51:32 -0600 (GMT-06:00)
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I don't know much about them.  They applied to perform their production 
"Exit.
Hamlet" at the P of A festival last summer.  I watched the DVD of the 
production
on a tiny laptop screen and was just enthralled.  It was dramatic, 
moving, and
incredibly inventive.  I was very disappointed that the logistics 
didn't work to
include them in the festival.  You probably already know that they have 
a
website at:   http://www.figurentheater-wildevogel.de/

Kurt


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>Does anyone know anything about this company?
>
>Figurentheater Wilde and Vogel, from Stuttgart, Germany
>
>Thanks,
>
>Robert
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I don't know much about them.  They applied to perform their production 
"Exit.
Hamlet" at the P of A festival last summer.  I watched the DVD of the 
production
on a tiny laptop screen and was just enthralled.  It was dramatic, 
moving, and
incredibly inventive.  I was very disappointed that the logistics 
didn't work to
include them in the festival.  You probably already know that they have 
a
website at:   http://www.figurentheater-wildevogel.de/

Kurt


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>Does anyone know anything about this company?
>
>Figurentheater Wilde and Vogel, from Stuttgart, Germany
>
>Thanks,
>
>Robert
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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 16:08:55 -0500
From: "John Bell" <John_Bell-AT-emerson.edu>
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Do you know this company?
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They performed in Boston, through the Puppet Showplace, two years ago, 
doing a
show about Robert Schumann.  It received a very good review from local 
critic
Bill Marx (http://www.wbur.org/arts/2003/49705_20031106.asp).  The show 
was very
interesting with a lot of different puppet techniques presented one 
after
another.

jb

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I don't know much about them.  They applied to perform their production 
"Exit.
Hamlet" at the P of A festival last summer.  I watched the DVD of the 
production
on a tiny laptop screen and was just enthralled.  It was dramatic, 
moving, and
incredibly inventive.  I was very disappointed that the logistics 
didn't work to
include them in the festival.  You probably already know that they have 
a
website at:   http://www.figurentheater-wildevogel.de/

Kurt


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>Subject: [Puptcrit] Do you know this company?
>
>Does anyone know anything about this company?
>
>Figurentheater Wilde and Vogel, from Stuttgart, Germany
>
>Thanks,
>
>Robert
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Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 16:52:34 -0500 (EST)
From: Karen Larsen <karenlarsen-AT-earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Do you know this company?
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They're extraordinary.  We presented them as part of Puppets at Night 
in Boston
to huge acclaim.  One of the best companies I ever presented.  You will 
love
them, Robert... both their work, and them as people.

Feel free to call me to discuss their work

Karen

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>
>Does anyone know anything about this company?
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>Figurentheater Wilde and Vogel, from Stuttgart, Germany
>
>Thanks,
>
>Robert
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Message: 5
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 15:20:21 -0600
From: Freshwater Pearls Puppetry <puppets-AT-freshwpearls.com>
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Another Remarkable Video
To: puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org
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Regarding the second video:

Jason Garfield, apparently, is a technically advanced juggler. What a 
shame he
could only prove that to himself by belittling someone else.

Chris Bliss's performance is transcendant. Jason Garfield's performance 
is a
sneer.

Just my opinion.

Regards,
Diane

http://www.freshwaterpearlspuppetry.com


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Message: 6
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 18:42:01 -0500
From: Mathieu Ren? <creaturiste-AT-magma.ca>
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Puppets that use a body part as a 'host'
To: <puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org>
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Hi Roger. Seems to me that you describe most types of puppets, so be 
glad
that you have many choices.


The most body-integrated puppet I've seen (without them being an actual
mascott) were the two-legged beasts that the goblin army rode in the 
movei
Labyrinth.
Check this out, it's astonishing. The puppeteer's legs are the beast's 
legs,
and his hand is in the head, for the jaw movement, although you cant' 
tell,
because there is a fake hand holding onto the puppet's head. There are 
also
fake legs to show that the rider really rides. The costumes changes the
performer's body proportions.

A simpler approach to such an illusion would be the fake arm, as often 
used
with bird ventriloquist puppets.
I think Axtell Expressions makes some. Am I right, Ax?
I've even seen some that were not wearing gloves, and some with 
realistic
hand movements!

Good luck!





Mathieu Ren? Cr?aturiste
Marionnettes, Masques, Etcetera...
Puppets, Masks, Etcetera...
www.creaturiste.com
creaturiste-AT-magma.ca
(514) 274-8027



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Message: 7
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 18:44:20 -0500
From: corenste-AT-hunter.cuny.edu
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] [dtsa-l] karagoz
To: "Doctoral Theater Students' Association Mailing List"
     <dtsa-l-AT-lyris.gc.cuny.edu>, "Carlson, Marvin" 
<MCarlson-AT-gc.cuny.edu>,
    Debra Hilborn <debrahilborn-AT-earthlink.net>, Elisa Legon
    <elegon-AT-nyc.rr.com>,    Jennifer Bainbridge
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Hi All. I highly recommend  the exhibit "At Arm's Length: The Art of
African Puppetry" up through April 15th at the World Financial Center
Courtyard Gallery (220 Vesey Street at West Street in Manhattan- take
A,C 1,2, 3 to Chamber street), open noon to six. It is an exhibit of
puppets from the South African Handspring Puppet Theatre and The
Sogolon Troupe from Mali, along with traditional puppets from Mali and
videos clips from Handspring's fabulous production (Faust in Africa,
Ubu and the Truth Commission (directed by artist-animator William
Kentridge) Tall Horse, among others)and videos on traditional puppetry
in Mali. Free and amazing.

Claudia Orenstein




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Message: 8
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 18:55:48 -0500
From: Mathieu Ren? <creaturiste-AT-magma.ca>
Subject: [Puptcrit] Ms. Sirppa Sivori-Asp, ex-President of UNIMA,
    passed away 20.3.2006
To: <puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org>
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I got this from my Puppeteer's association, local Unima center,  and 
thought
some people on Puptcrit might want to know, since some of us are not 
Unima
members.
-Mathieu
-------------------------



Actress, director of puppet theatre, drama, opera and television, 
ex-President
of UNIMA

International died 20.3.2006 in Helsinki, Finland.

"I am a happy fool, a jester, an actress and a puppeteer. I have a 
visible soul,
my puppet."

described Ms. Sirppa Sivori-Asp her long life in the field of theatre.

The career of Sirppa Sivori-Asp in theatre arts started already in the 
lively
1930ies, when she

appeared for the very first time on the stage, at the age of four in 
The
Municipal Theatre of

Vyborg, the city where she was born. The famous Playhouse School of 
Theatre in
Pittsburgh,

USA welcomed Sirppa Sivori-Asp, a very young student in 1940ies. After 
the
theatre school

Sirppa started her professional career as an actress at The Municipal 
Theatre of
Turku,

Finland, in 1946-58.

The love and affection towards puppet theatre was kindled in Salzburg, 
Austria
in the

1950ies, when Sirppa saw a performance of The Salzburger 
Marionettentheater. She
then

tried to establish a professional puppet theatre in Finland, but had to 
wait
until 1971, until she

met two other enthusiasts. Sirppa and her friends established The Green 
Apple
Puppet Theatre

in Helsinki. She was the artistic director of the theatre in 1975-1995. 
In
September 1996 The

Green Apple celebrated its 25th anniversary and at the same occasion 
Sirppa
Sivori-Asp

celebrated her 50th Jubilee as an actress.

She was rewarded with the Golden Medal of Finnish Theatre for her 
unique career
in the

fields of drama, opera and puppetry in Finland. The State of Finland 
rewarded
her with a

Cross of the Order of White Rose.

In addition to her career in puppetry Sirppa worked for more than 30 
years
(1958-1991) as

TV-director of The Finnish Broadcasting Company and was the President 
of The
International

Association of Women in Television and Radio in the 1980ies. Sirppa 
also
directed several

operas and dramas, she was a teacher at the Theatre Academy and other
institutions, played

many roles in television, opera and drama theatres. Since 1970ies she
dramatised, wrote and

directed numerous plays both in Finland and abroad.She also worked with 
several
Finnish and

international associations of arts. In addition to this she was also 
one of the
founders of The

Finland ? Sri Lanka Association and promoted building of new houses for 
the poor
families in

the slums.

Sirppa Sivori-Asp became the member of UNIMA International in 1972 and 
the
President of

UNIMA-Finland in 1985-1992. In 1992 World Congress in Ljubljana she was 
elected
as the

President of International UNIMA.This demanding task took Sirppa in 
1992-2000
all over the

world: European, American, Asian and African puppeteers met our 
energetic Sirppa
at

congresses, festivals, seminars and meetings. Hundreds of puppeteers in 
Finland
and abroad

remember Sirppa Sivori-Asp as a warm hearted and diplomatic person, who
dedicated her

whole life to the art of theatre.

21.3.2006 Marjut (Maiju) Tawast, Sirppa?s secretary in 1981-2006

mailto:maiju.tawast-AT-luukku.com


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Message: 9
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 20:33:56 EST
From: Cahebay-AT-aol.com
Subject: [Puptcrit] Actress and Puppeteer Winnie Blake Dies
To: puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org
Cc: VENTmail-AT-yahoogroups.com, ChristianPuppeteer-AT-yahoogroups.com
Message-ID: <2ec.3a95bbc.3154a684-AT-aol.com>

_Actress  and Puppeteer Winnie Blake Dies_
(http://www.backstage.com/bso/news_reviews/announcement/article_display.j
sp?vnu_content_id=1002235358)

Back Stage - New York,NY,USA
Winnie Blake, an actress,  ventriloquist, and puppeteer, died Sunday, 
March
19, in Eden, NC. She was  69. Born Winifred L. Brown Staley ...

Regards
Mark




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Message: 10
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 20:50:24 -0500
From: "Dave Goboff" <davego167-AT-hotmail.com>
Subject: [Puptcrit] The Puppet Guild of South Florida's Evening of
    Adult   Puppetry
To: puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org
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Our Guild, in a very early NDOP event, presented An Evening of Adult
Puppetry in The Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton, FL.  
The
Willow is an intimate 154 seat house (which was sold out!).  We think 
our
show was a great success.  The Q&A retained more than half the audience 
and
only ended when the staff needed to close the theatre.

Our wonderful guild member and photographer, Wayne Hampton, snapped 
some
memorable pictures.  Please take a look.

Here is a link to the photos for the Evening of Adult Puppetry.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/uane/sets/72057594088683246/show/

The performers:
Lobby Pre-Show:
David Morley
Hosts:
Shana Zingman
David Goboff
Players:
Bob Nathanson
Jerry Bickel
Tom Belasco
Pady Blackwood
Jane Stratten

The Humanettes were built by guild member Nancy McLane.

There has already been talk of Next Year's show.

Dave Goboff
President - The Puppet Guild of South Florida




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Message: 11
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 18:05:27 -0800 (PST)
From: Evy Wright <evy_wright-AT-yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Question about green Lycra suits for
    green-screen    work
To: puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org
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We were looking for these last year for a shoot. Try
www.globaleffects.com. They rent, and I think they
sell as well.

For more information on the technology:

entertainment.howstuffworks.com/blue-screen.htm


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Message: 12
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 02:45:06 -0600
From: Daniel McGuire <dandmcguire-AT-mac.com>
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Another Remarkable Video- Juggler's Smackdown
To: puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org
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I don't have a dog in this fight between these two jugglers. (and I
wasn't trying to one-up Diane, who posted the Chris Bliss link). I must
say that as an observer, I find the whole idea of aesthetic
"smackdowns" highly amusing. I am trying to think of other examples -
one that stopped me cold a few years ago was the headline of a NYTimes
obit:

"Remembering De Kooning as the 'guy to beat'"

and this meme was repeated, later, on PBS's "The News Hour":

"And De Kooning, himself, said painting is a way of living, and he was
just doing what came naturally to him. It?s also interesting that you
mentioned that he was called the American Picasso because in
formulating the abstract expressionist style they said De Kooning is
the guy to beat. And he set out to beat Picasso."

I imagine some kind of donnybrook taking place over at the Guggenheim,
with De Kooning and Picasso locked in mortal combat,  beating the crap
out of each other as they roll round on the spiral-ramp gallery. "Team
America" did a good send-up of the absurdity of the whole idea of
aesthetic competition in its treatment of a kind of "acting duel"
between Alex Baldwin and the character of Gary Johnston.

"Shakespeare in Love" had a humorous scene of one-upmanship between
Christopher Marlowe and the bard.

I'm trying to think of other examples, particularly as they pertain to
puppetry. The "Bruce Schwartz" character in "Being John Malkovitch" had
a rival, who created a giant Emily Dickenson puppet. Bruce called is a
"gimmick". Any others come to mind? C'mon - who among us will deny the
hilarity?

But seriously, in the world of Hip-Hop there are some legendary,
brilliant verbal freestyle battles between Supernatural, Craig G and
Juice, captured in the film "Freestyle: The Art of the Rhyme. The film
Rize documents some breathtaking "krunk" and "clowning" dance
competitions.

And this is a Good Thing. It has certainly does wonders for promoting
the form and the leading practitioners.

The fact remains I never gave a thought to the aesthetics of juggling,
and didn't really appreciate the technical challenge, until I read
about this dust-up. Now I'm intrigued by the world of juggling. Also a
Good Thing.

By the way - I pity the fool who challenges my puppetry skills.

Cheers,
Dan McGuire



On Mar 23, 2006, at 3:20 PM, Freshwater Pearls Puppetry wrote:

> Regarding the second video:
>
> Jason Garfield, apparently, is a technically advanced juggler. What a
> shame he could only prove that to himself by belittling someone else.
>
> Chris Bliss's performance is transcendant. Jason Garfield's
> performance is a sneer.
>
> Just my opinion.
>
> Regards,
> Diane
>
> http://www.freshwaterpearlspuppetry.com
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