Weekly Puppetry News Round-Up: Katy Perry Superbowl Edition

Katy Perry rode in to the half time show at Super Bowl XLIX riding on top of a giant tiger operated by puppeteers.

Asia

The Yimakan Shadow Play in Heilongjiang is combining two Chinese shadow puppet traditions.

The French group CREA is performing in India.

Dehli is getting ready for the Ishara International Puppet Festival next week.

A segment from a new documentary about prominent Bangalore Puppetry Artist Anupama Hoskere.

Photos from this week’s Thailand-Taiwan puppet exchange (link goes to a Facebook page, login or registration may be required).

Australia & New Zealand

Petit Workshop is blending live action, puppets and shadow puppetry at the Wellington Fringe this month.

Europe

The new “Arctic-noir” TV series Fortitude set loose a polar bear in Central London.

Basil Twist received a warm welcome when the Dogugaeshi company arrived in London.

Funding for The Skipton International Puppet Festival has been approved.

Latin America & The Caribbean

Chinese puppetry warmed up Lunar New Year celebrations in Venezuela.

North America

Michael Curry and his team built the giant tiger Katy Perry rode in to the Superbowl.

Residents of Juneau, Alaska are building over one hundred puppets.

Here are the upcoming North American puppet slams in February.

Celebrating and remembering American puppeteers born in January.

The latest Jim Henson Foundation grant recipients have been announced.

It’s almost time for the UCONN Winter Puppet Slam.

One year later, catch up with the puppeteer who quit her job in a Superbowl ad.

An interview with Adam Kreutinger as he prepares for Buffalo, New York’s Geppetto Festival.

The first Chicago International Festival of Puppet Theatre was a huge success.

The Bil Baird Puppet Collection is being well looked after.

The Center for Puppetry Arts is bringing Rainforest Adventures to life.

A famously curmudgeonly actor takes the stage in puppet form in Tommy Lee Jones Goes to the Opera Alone.

Tucson, Arizona’s Puppets Amongus is bringing The Little Prince to New York City.

Calls for Entry

Letters of intent for the Jim Henson Foundation’s 2015 grant cycle are due March 15th.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 O’Neil National Puppetry Conference in Waterford, Connecticut, U.S.A.

The New Victory LabWorks Artist Residency Program in New York City is seeking applications from artists interested in creating new puppetry work for family audiences.

Workshops and Training Opportunities

Are you in or near New York City and want to practice and improve your on-camera puppetry skills? Come out for Monitor Nights at the Puppet Kitchen.


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