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puppets always have to try to be alive: meet joey the warhorse

My unending fascination with the magical world of puppets led me to the TED talk below, the discovery of South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company and the genius of the company’s founders, Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler.

Imagine going to the theater expecting to listen to actors unfold a compelling story, only to discover that the main character is a puppet who does not speak. Imagine and be humbled by the tremendous skill not only of the puppeteers who manipulate the puppet, but by the craftsmen who build these utterly beautiful works of art.

TED Talk, April 2011

Here’s a short demonstration of the horse puppet.

And one more!

There is also a movie about the making of Warhorse – check out the trailer below.

 

Warhorse is now playing at Lincoln Center in NYC. There is also a book about the project.

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2 Responses to puppets always have to try to be alive: meet joey the warhorse

  1. There is also a great video about the projections used in the production on iTunes. Its ground breaking technology that uses 6 projectors that are all aligned and run using computers. Amazing!!!!

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