File puptcrit/puptcrit.0810, message 208


Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 16:47:47 -0400
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] georgian Marionette- for Hobey Ford


Hi Terri,
any chances of posting a photo of the puppet?

On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 8:43 PM, Klingelhoefer, Terri Sue <
tklingel-AT-iupui.edu> wrote:

> Hi Hobey,
>
> I, too, have a Georgian marionette that my mother-in-law got for me while
> traveling in Georgia. She bought it from the maker following a art and
> performing art show arranged for the small tour group she was with. It was
> made by Irma Kadze and I have her bio somewhere.  She was making puppets and
> performing as early as the 1960's, among other places she studied at a
> university in Tbilisi.  The control, too, is vertical with fewer strings
> than the control you show, I think, and the movement is very good.  The
> marionette is a belly dancer with no belly and no legs. She spins extremely
> well and is very pretty. She does many dance movements like hip lifts,
> shimmies, isolations, etc. Real full sized belly dancers have liked her
> presentation of them.
>
> Anyway it was nice to hear about other Georgian puppets.  My
> mother-in-law's next trip is to Mali... hmmmm...puppetry in Mali... could be
> interesting....:)
>
> Terri Klingelhoefer
> Klingel-Engle Puppets
> 7251 West State Road 46
> Ellettsville, IN 47429
> 812-325-9326
> 812-876-3540
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