i watched two of the next classes for my wood puppetry class and in what uNIVERSE did i think i would just casually use a band saw i respect power tools and they are terrifying and every time he went near one i almost passed out i will be investing in a workout routine so i can use these hand tools thank you and good night
i cleaned off my desk after the first class because my bed is NOT doing it today and i feel a bit better (i got some kind of work sprung on me and its due in like 6 hours but we're pushing through) and at least the master class is after lunch and we're just supposed to listen which honey i can do real well
in about seven hours ill be finished with the Eugene O'Neill Puppetry Conference and i just want to say thank you so much for donating so i could go here. i came in super anxious because the orientation on sunday had me reasy to skedaddle, but ive met some really wonderful people and feel more creative, more able to be myself fully, than i have in a long time. thank you for supporting me.
theres a dance party but im spent WE DID IT TEAM
"Marionettes and well-manipulated tabletop puppets could be metaphors for control from the effects of outside forces. Shadow puppets hint at flashbacks, liminal states, dreams, and hallucinations. Live feed evokes surveillance, simultaneity, multiple perspectives, and the cinematic." (1/2)
~Marsian De Lellis
"As members of the creative team know so well, this is the subjunctive power of puppet theatre: using the fantastic unreality of the puppet to provide audiences with a entry point onto the performance, or in this case, onto their own history and the way it shapes the present."
~Joshua Williams, Puppets and Politics in South Africa
this was one of the pieces that got me really excited about puppets again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hITQJfX_9s
like this is my community!!! these are our stories *dun dun*
"Pairing Star Wars with the wayang kulit tradition may seem odd and uncomplimentary at first, but in many ways they are made for each other. For one, they both employ puppetry. In the early Star Wars films George Lucas used puppetry for major, non-human characters, such as Jedi Master Yoda and Jabba the Hut. What’s more, they are both grounded in myth." (1/2)
~Jenna Gerdsen, https://howlround.com/new-hope-wayang-kulit
"Lastly, both A New Hope and Peperangan Bintang feature archetypes, like the evil villain, the beautiful princess, the young male hero, and the clownish side characters. In short, Star Wars translates really well into the wayang kulit tradition because they both ultimately teach the same lessons." (2/2)
"I chose the materials for aesthetic reasons, but once they were assembled and in a puppeteer's hands, they really told us what to do. Too much manipulation degraded the character. So we had to step back and observe what it wanted to do, how little movement was actually necessary for the character to bloom. That idea of the economy of movement—how little do we actually have to move a puppet to achieve expression—has become a constant touchstone for me."
~Stephanie Diaz, https://howlround.com/language-objects
"Academia has unfortunately led us to believe that the only way to work on our craft is to wait for someone to let us. That notion is limiting and denies the potential that every artist has to create something new. To reject the established system is dangerous; it leaves you vulnerable. But it is a courageous act to break away from the institution. (1/2)
~Abigail Warhus, https://howlround.com/breaking-away-institution
"[Anne] Bogart concludes A Director Prepares by urging her readers to take action, and I want to leave you with her words. “Do not wait for maturity or insight or wisdom. Do not wait until you have enough technique. What you do now, what you make of your present circumstances will determine the quality and scope of your future endeavors.” (2/2)
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