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Flow, Presence and Live Puppet Film -- Nufonia Must Fall

Marianne Messina | Posted 04.12.2016 | Arts
Marianne Messina

The quality of presence is something you take away from this show, glimpsing not the fact of artifice, but the vision of it.

Here's What Might Happen If Persephone, Goddess Of Spring, Were A Millennial

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.19.2015 | Arts

In ancient mythology, Persephone, the daughter of Zeus and the harvest goddess Demeter, is the Greek goddess of spring and awakening. But what happens...

Modern Puppetry Takes Center Stage At International Festival

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2015 | Arts

By Mark Guarino CHICAGO, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Puppets aren't just about Muppets, kids and circuses. Indeed, an interna...

The Tools for Change: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

A Return to Taiwan (video)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 11.16.2013 | Travel
Michal Shapiro

The trip to Taiwan promised a great deal of culture and concerts, but Hurricane Soulik blew that second element away. Still, there is so much that is fascinating about Taiwan's culture.

Do Not Miss The Eye Which We Do Not Have

Daniel Maidman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Everything that crosses the boundary from ordinary life to the universe of Brehm's stage is examined and animated. Animate things on her stage are not characters alone, or objects alone, but the qualities of things as well: space, perspective, light, size, rate.

I Puppet, Part II: The New York Neo-Futurists Present Soft Hydraulics

Bess Rowen | Posted 07.13.2013 | Arts
Bess Rowen

It is a reasonably warm night in Brooklyn as I sit in a church pew in Brooklyn's Standard ToyKraft listening to Cara Francis remind us that theatre, like war, is often bad, and there are very few of each considered universally good.

Celebrity Collector: David Arquette

Reyne Haines | Posted 06.04.2013 | Celebrity
Reyne Haines

Recently, I learned that Arquette is a collector. I then learned that what he collects is the key element in scary movies that creeps me the most...puppets.

You'll Go Nuts Over This 'Blue Balls Blues' Video

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.07.2013 | Comedy

The award for best new video with puppet testicles is in the bag. Rusty and Vern hang out together to sing the "Blue Balls Blues" in a fun public s...

The Inverted Soul Of Purim And The Puppet Theater

Michelle Bentsman | Posted 04.24.2013 | Religion
Michelle Bentsman

Purim is the consummate Jewish carnival, and puppetry -- very much at home in the carnival -- is often considered a lowly art, if an art at all. So what can we make of lowly behavior, lowly art and inverted souls?

Hand in Glove Artistry at the Lincoln Center Festival/ Yeung Faï and the Théatre Vidy-Lausanne

Christopher Atamian | Posted 09.23.2012 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Divided into eighteen sketches that in part also simultaneously recount the history of modern China, the presentation of Hand Stories is otherwise sublime.

The Masterful Puppetry of War Horse Thunders Through the Ahmanson

Xaque Gruber | Posted 09.10.2012 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

War Horse, the not-to-be-missed Tony Award winning play, gallops its way through the Ahmanson Theatre this month, led by the magnificent equine creations of Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones, founders of South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company.

The Lifespan Of A Soldier, Told With Just A Hand

Posted 03.07.2012 | Home

Virgilio Villoresi's short film "Fine" tells the story of the birth, life and death of a solider; all through his hand. Villoresi is an Italian ar...

The Best Puppet Show You'll Ever See

Posted 02.06.2012 | Arts

With so many other forms of entertainment the puppet shows of today may seem like an already dead medium. However, you'd be wrong in thinking this, si...

Detroit, the Cradle of Modern Puppetry?

Kelly Driscoll | Posted 02.18.2012 | Detroit
Kelly Driscoll

In a time where we are embracing Detroit's heritage and sharing with the world all the wonderful traditions to come out of the city, we can count puppetry as a large part of that diverse heritage.

John Ruskin's Puppet Show

Carolyn Vega | Posted 02.18.2012 | New York
Carolyn Vega


Little-known Muppet Takes Center Stage: Q&A With Murray Monster, Rising Star of Sesame Street

Joshua Kors | Posted 01.31.2012 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Murray Monster may not be as famous as his amphibious and porcine companions, but he is a key reason why his TV show, Sesame Street, is still thriving deep into its 42nd season.

College Majors You Never Thought Existed

Her Campus | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Her Campus

Think majoring in Celtic Languages is eccentric? Think again.

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Adventures In New Puppetry At Walker Art Center

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM WHAT: Dark Matters WHEN: Thursday-Saturday, October14-16, 2010 WHERE: Walker Art Center William and Nadine McGuire The...

The Puppet Maker (Video)

Sparrow Songs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sparrow Songs

Episode 4, "The Puppet Maker," is about a marionette theater in downtown Los Angeles, the life behind it, and what a puppet show can teach us about tragedy.