File puptcrit/puptcrit.0606, message 27


Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 21:36:15 EDT
Subject: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Re:=20[Puptcrit]=20Magnetic=20Stage=20for=20a=A0=20?=
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In a message dated 6/1/06 3:19:16 PM, joe-AT-dunfee.com writes:


> Here is a completely different idea to achieve similar results.
> 
> Place each puppet on small stands, similar to doll holders.=A0 Perhaps
> with a poseable armature, and an easy way of releasing the puppet
> from the stand.=A0 This way you can manipulate the puppet while it is
> in the stand, release the puppet in a pose, or just remove it from
> the stand if the stand would get in the way.
> 
> 

Dear Critters,

   In Moscow, or maybe it was in Teheran, we were treated to a similar 
"puppet show" performed to Mozart's Bastien and Bastienne music, by a group from St. 
Petersburg.   The puppeteers used small wooden artist models. One small 
posable figure was moved, then the other, then back to the first, etc.   It was 
indeed a visual love story, told without words by two simple "puppet" figures.   
I was amazed at the variety of poses and how the story progresses by changing 
the gestures only slightly. 

    I believe I have video of that performance somewhere in my files. I've 
intended on editing the many foreign puppet festivals I've attended in the past 
10 years to offer on DVD, but first I must make a living to support these 
wonderful ideas...wish I had time to address global warming, childhood obesity, 
etc. but I wonder, looking back over the geolocical ages, if the present 
"warming" is just part of the natural cycle.   A good depression would solve some 
obesity problems too.

   Somewhat tongue in cheek.   Jim Gamble
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