File puptcrit/puptcrit.0909, message 363


Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009 07:30:20 -0400
To: puptcrit puptcrit <puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org>
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Giant Puppets


We visited with Maya and Ilia in Moscow (gosh could it have been 15 years
ago ?).  Along with being a delight, and gracious hosts to weary travelers
in their home, the theater was truly amazing!  The exquisite miniature
theater, fully peopled (puppeted I suppose) was one of those jewels that
made me just stop, wonder and be amazed again. From what we saw they were
also quite unique at that point in Russia, they were a small, independent
puppet theater. 

Four years later we visited again during a trans-Siberian Railroad trip to
an international festival that Vladimir's company was hosting in Tomsk.  In
those short years the theater (and puppet) world in Russia had been going
through some big changes and there were many more artists breaking off from
the big puppetry companies and exploring a range of independent work...
Vladimir (who's English is actually pretty good) kindly translated the
narrative for us during our performance.  We have been working together ever
since, though it took a couple more years to work through the red tape so
that Vladimir could join us here.



Geoffrey Navias
Open Hand Theater




On 9/26/09 2:37 AM, "Alan Cook" <alangregorycook-AT-msn.com> wrote:

> THANK YOU, Vladimir. Your English is far, far better than my Russian (I know a
> word, Kukol and another word Teatr).
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vladimir Vasyagin
> Sent: Friday, September 25, 2009 9:48 PM
> To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
> Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Giant Puppets
> 
> 
> Dear Alen.
> 
> I would like to explore all that I know about this theater
> but there is a problem. My English is not that good. For me it=EF=BF1=8E2s ease to
> talk
> then to write. (Just try to follow me). Shortly, this theater is an Moscow
> puppet
> theater named =EF=BF1=8E2Ten=EF=BF1=8E2=EF=BF1=8E2 (The Shadow). It started like a shadow theater by
> the
> family of great people. Maya Krasnopolskaya and Ilia Epelbaum. Maya is an
> actress and musician and Ilia is a great artist. About 15 or 17 years ago they
> came with idea of =EF=BF1=8E2Lilikan National Academicals Theater=EF=BF1=8E2. What the Name!
> (Lilikaniya
> is an country some were in the world. It=EF=BF1=8E2s made up). I was proud to help
> them
> to build the first sample of this project.
> 
> Lilikanians (the people) are very small that=EF=BF1=8E2s why Theater
> Ten=EF=BF1=8E2 build the =EF=BF1=8E2Lilikan theater=EF=BF1=8E2 inside of the Theater Ten=EF=BF1=8E2, in the
> one room.
> It=EF=BF1=8E2s a whole building and audience are sitting around and watching the show
> through
> the windows of this building. Every things inside are ALIVE. The Actors, the
> Orchestra
> and the Audience. The show itself is an opera in =EF=BF1=8E2lilikan language=EF=BF1=8E2 but
> don=EF=BF1=8E2t worry
> you have a =EF=BF1=8E2translation=EF=BF1=8E2 from speakers. J
> I cannot tell how match of professional fun it was. This show was always sold
> out 6-8 months before and I believe ( hope !!! )they still playing this show
> now. http://www.theatre.ru/lilikan/about/
> 
> I would recommend Google to find out more in English. Go
> there with Moscow Theatre Ten=EF=BF1=8E2 or try their names.  Ilia Epelbaum or Maya
> Krasnopolskaya.
> 
> Sorry for my inconvenient English.
>  
> Vladimir
>  
>  
> 
> 
> 
>> From: alangregorycook-AT-msn.com
>> To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>> Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 23:19:36 +0000
>> Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Giant Puppets
>> 
>> I should have said "doing KING KONG with finger puppets won't have the SAME
>> impact. Miniaturization is a different sort of impact (and often benefits
>> from projected enlargements for bigger audiences.) I do find doll houses to
>> be interesting, and do own a few odds and ends which could be considered to
>> be "miniatures". Also I own a Polish Szopka which is sort of a miniaturized
>> theater/church.
>> 
>> Vlaimir, could you please tell us more about the miniature theatre and how it
>> is used---what animates on stage? From what point(s) would a viewing person
>> be to see the various angles of the theatre? Whose work brought it to
>> fruition? 
>> 
>> I am curious to know more since I am handicapped by not reading the text.
>> 
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Vladimir Vasyagin
>> Sent: Friday, September 25, 2009 3:45 PM
>> To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>> Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Giant Puppets
>> 
>> 
>> "Just don't try a live production of KING KONG with finger puppets. It won't
>> have the impact"? Are you sure?
>> 
>> Are we talking about PUPPET THEATER? Then take a look....
>> 
>> http://www.theatre.ru/lilikan/about/
>> Human-size "King Kong" would be a giant... if we are talking about Puppet
>> Theater.
>> 
>> 
>> Good luck with giants.
>> 
>>  
>> Vladimir
>>  
>>  
>> 
>> 
>>  
>> 
>>> From: alangregorycook-AT-msn.com
>>> To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>>> Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 14:50:44 +0000
>>> Subject: [Puptcrit] Giant Puppets
>>> 
>>> The conversation about Giant Puppet is a reminder that TRADITION is a better
>>> word than RIPOFF.
>>> 
>>> Even the Bohemian Grove in California got into the act with a giant
>>> marionette operated from the top of a tall tree.
>>> 
>>> And what about parallel giantism in sculpture---those big pop art
>>> enlargements of common objects like ironing boards and headache bags.
>>> 
>>> Remo Bufano's giant CLOWN for Billy Rose's "JUMBO on BROADWAY, or blowup
>>> giant balloons in Sid & Marty Krofft Fair or Amusement Park shows---its all
>>> related. 
>>> 
>>> Just don't try a live production of KING KONG with finger puppets. It won't
>>> have the impact.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> List address: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>>> Admin interface: http://lists.puptcrit.org/mailman/listinfo/puptcrit
>>> Archives: http://www.driftline.org
>>  
>> _________________________________________________________________
>> Lauren found her dream laptop. Find the PC that=EF=BF1=8E2s right for you.
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/choosepc/?ocid=ftp_val_wl_290
>> _______________________________________________
>> List address: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>> Admin interface: http://lists.puptcrit.org/mailman/listinfo/puptcrit
>> Archives: http://www.driftline.org
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> _______________________________________________
>> List address: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>> Admin interface: http://lists.puptcrit.org/mailman/listinfo/puptcrit
>> Archives: http://www.driftline.org
>  
> _________________________________________________________________
> Bing=EF=BF1=8E2  brings you maps, menus, and reviews organized in one place.   Try it
> now.
> http://www.bing.com/search?q=restaurants&form=MLOGEN&publ=WLHMTAG&crea=TEXT_ML
> OGEN_Core_tagline_local_1x1
> _______________________________________________
> List address: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
> Admin interface: http://lists.puptcrit.org/mailman/listinfo/puptcrit
> Archives: http://www.driftline.org
> 
> 
> 
> _______________________________________________
> List address: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
> Admin interface: http://lists.puptcrit.org/mailman/listinfo/puptcrit
> Archives: http://www.driftline.org
> 


_______________________________________________
List address: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Admin interface: http://lists.puptcrit.org/mailman/listinfo/puptcrit
Archives: http://www.driftline.org

   

Driftline Main Page

 

Display software: ArchTracker © Malgosia Askanas, 2000-2005