PuppetVision Blog Archives: Live Puppetry

Anita Bertolami’s Creeping Carnival

nita Bertolami's Creeping Carnival

I really enjoyed watching this clever little video today. It’s the work of Swiss-born, German residing puppeteer Anita Berolami, from a series of pieces she calls Creeping Carnival. Continue reading

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Realistic giant dinosaur puppets

Giant Japanese Dinosaur Puppet

This super realistic dinosaur and its creator Kazuya Kanemaru were featured on the NHK World series  J-Innovators last year. It measures 6 meters long and stands 2.3m tall. Kazuya’s company developed the dinosaur so that it was precisely balanced and easy to operate. … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes of MacBeth at the Little Angel

Behind the scenes of MacBeth at the Little Angel

A look at the puppet making process of world renowned puppet designer Lyndie Wright and her work on a new puppetry production of Hamlet in London. Continue reading

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Hot Carl at DragonCon

Hot Carl at DragonCon 2013

Paul McGinnis brings his popular Puppet Slam piece Hot Carl to Dragon Con’s insanely popular Late Night Puppet Slam. Continue reading

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Fürth’s Big Fat German Dragon

Fürth’s Big Fat German Dragon

“Tradinno” is an impressive fire breathing mechanical monster that weighs 11-tonnes, is 51 feet long, has a 40-foot wingspan and is the world’s largest walking robot. Continue reading

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Monday Morning Inspiration: Pencils to Puppets with The Cat in the Hat

Monday Morning Inspiration: Pencils to Puppets with The Cat in the Hat

A great behind-the-scenes look the production of Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta. Continue reading

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Traditional Thai Puppetry meets Michael Jackson

Joe Louis Puppet Theatre performing a Michael Jackson puppet

Hun Lakorn Lek – a traditional form of puppetry in Thailand – meets Michael Jackson in this performance by Thailand’s Joe Louis Puppet Theatre Continue reading

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Monday Morning Inspiration: Whole Hog’s Princess Mononoke

Whole Hog Theatre’s Princess Mononoke

The UK’s Whole Hog Theatre made quite a splash when they presented a stage adaptation of Hayao Miyazaki’s acclaimed animated film Princess Mononoke in London earlier this year. Continue reading

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This 400lbs Animatronic Robot Won Comic-Con

This 400lbs Animatronic Robot Won Comic-Con

What happens when Wired Magazine, the Stan Winston School and Legacy Effects team up to build a 400 pound animatronic robot/mech for Comic-Con. Continue reading

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Puppetry Struggles to Survive in Burma

Burmese Puppeteers

Burma (also known as Myanmar) is one of the most culturally rich countries on Earth, but its people have been subjected to decades of suffering and international isolation under a brutal military dictatorship. Thankfully, after years of struggle, that is … Continue reading

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