File puptcrit/puptcrit.0904, message 93

Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 07:54:58 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Cashore Marionettes: new demo reels

Joe's work is amazing!  It was not fun to tour with him though ( ;o)
because every place we went across Canada I'd wake up and Joe would
get these to die, for love letter reviews.  Meanwhile they'd say my
show was OK.  We shared a stage and I'd arrive at the end of Joe's
show to get ready for mine and I'd have to sit through yet another
standing ovation..Oh bother.  The mother and baby scene still makes me
cry and I love the horse!

2009/4/6 Mathieu René <>:
> Look under Gallery, then Video.
> The first video (still there, called Short Documentary) was impressive
> already, but I was wishing for more close-ups, more insight, and more
> information.
> The new videos (Lif in Motion & Simple Gifts) have it all!
> We finally see the puppets move very close to the camera.
> An electric guitar player moves his fingers!
> There is a sequence of a horse running, which they show in slow-motion!
> We get to know more about the builder/puppeteer. We even see the intricate,
> mind boggling controller, much better than before.
> Both new videos contain about the same footage and information, although
> each has its own exclusives. =A0 What them both t'ill the end, as the credits
> feature more puppet fun.
> After seeing this, what venue wouldn't want to book that show?
> Definitely a link I'm going to share more often.
> I hope this addition to Cashore's website will encourage more marionette
> puppeteers to have good demo reels like this.
> Still too rare a treat!
> I may sound like a total fan boy, but that's my lot: around here, we don't
> see that many marionette shows, that form has been mostly abandoned decades
> ago, to the profit of other, more immediate forms. The only truly pro
> marionette show I've seen in person, was a short number by Basil Twist.
> In 5 minutes, his work with Stickman convinced me that marionettes could
> indeed represent simple and complex emotions through grace and precision.
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