File puptcrit/puptcrit.0909, message 379


Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 14:01:23 -0400
To: puptcrit puptcrit <puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org>
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Giant Puppets


Dear John,

Try 
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/03/31/theater/theater-total-theater-starring-pup
pets.html?pagewanted=all

For the article by John Freedman

Geoffrey Navias
Open Hand Theater


On 9/27/09 11:56 AM, "Bell, John" <john.bell-AT-uconn.edu> wrote:

> Yes, I've heard of this; wasn't there an article about this theater in the New
> York Times?  Or perhaps Dassia Posner told me about it...
> 
> Thanks for this information!
> 
> jbell
> ________________________________________
> From: puptcrit-bounces-AT-puptcrit.org [puptcrit-bounces-AT-puptcrit.org] On Behalf
> Of Vladimir Vasyagin [vasyagin-AT-hotmail.com]
> Sent: Saturday, September 26, 2009 12:48 AM
> 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=B9s ease to talk
> then to write. (Just try to follow me). Shortly, this theater is an Moscow
> puppet
> theater named =B3Ten=B9=B2 (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 =B3Lilikan National Academicals Theater=B2. What the Name!
> (Lilikaniya
> is an country some were in the world. It=B9s made up). I was proud to help them
> to build the first sample of this project.
> 
> Lilikanians (the people) are very small that=B9s why Theater
> Ten=B9 build the =B3Lilikan theater=B2 inside of the Theater Ten=B9, in the one room.
> It=B9s 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 =B3lilikan language=B2 but don=B9t
> worry
> you have a =B3translation=B2 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=B9 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.
>>> 
>>> 
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