File puptcrit/puptcrit.0707, message 193


Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 21:21:01 -0700 (PDT)
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: [Puptcrit] Holon Puppet Festival - Israel



--Sorry, I meant to change the subject.on my previous
post..Jg

> Here in Holon, Israel, I've been privileged to see
> some wonderful shows, some amateurish ones and some
> experimental. Puppetry groups from Spain, France,
> USA
> (me) Germany, etc. have offered a wide variety of
> performance styles and programs.  I'll write more
> when
> I get time on my returning flights.
> 
> I hope the PoA Festival is at least half as
> inspiring... If so, puppetry will take a giant step
> forward.  
> 
> The new Center for Puppetry in Israel is a wonderful
> facility, with Obraztsov-type puppet museum, only a
> bit smaller and much better illuminated, a wonderful
> 200 seat in-house theater, an outdoor
> stage...actually
> two adjacent ones, and large area for outdoor
> dining,
> kiosks for selling and food facilities.  
> 
> The city of Holon has financed the facility and Ilan
> Savir and staff of hard-working assistants have
> thought of everything in the design stage.  Best is
> room for growth for classes and performances.  Holon
> is rapidly becoming a cultural center in
> Israel...not
> to be missed by visitors.  Nearby are additional
> theaters with state-of-the-art lighting and sound
> equipment AND helpful staff to insure anything
> needed
> by the artists.
> 
> I will describe later the programs that I enjoyed
> most
> and want to recommend for future US Festivals. Great
> ideas to share.
> 
> Best regards, Jim Gamble
> 
> 
>        
>
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