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Tegucigalpa @ Museo para la Identidad Nacional
Sep 04, 2013

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New Karakuri Puppets

BY KENICHI ASANO
@ PECHAKUCHA X DESIGN-AH EXHIBITION ON MAR 23, 2013

Kenichi Asano, who currently works at repairing Buddha statues, talks about his endeavors with karakuri puppets. He employs traditional japanese statuemaking techniques, but produces more modern figures, from robots to popular video game characters. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

仏像の修復の仕事をされながら、伝統技術や古典技法を使い、現代の格闘技やゲームやロボットをイメージソースに制作活動を行われいらっしゃる淺野健一さんの作品プレゼンテーションです。

"Presentation of the Day" on May 17, 2013. 

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Ubu Nights at The Gym

BY EMMA JOHNSTON
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 25, 2014

Gijs Ochsendorf and Emma Johnston// Free Theatre Christchurch// on ubu nights at the gym 

Gijs Ochsendorf and Emma Johnston, of the Free Theatre, seek to challenge and develop new norms in theatre in Christchurch. Their newest venture makes them the first artisitic tenants in the restored Arts Centre, as they seek to reestablish their theatre and create a new series of Ubu nights. 

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Dogs Dogs Dogs

BY STEVEN PETERMAN
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Steven Peterman loves dogs! He takes us through some of his most memorable foster dog experiences, the good, the bad, the gross! 

Steven is the founder and director of the world famous Sketchbook Project. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife of five years, Sara, and their very tolerant cat, Thrifty.

If interested in fostering dogs in the NYC area, check out the following website. Steven insists it will change your life:

fosterdogsnyc.com

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The Path of Creativity

BY MANDY METRANO
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 21, 2015

Mandy Metrano is a certified art teacher and is the new teacher at the Monhegan School. She has started a new arts program for the Monhegan School called the Monhegan School Youth Arts Initiative, bringing professional artists in a variety of disciplines to the Monhegan School throughout the school year. Her presentation takes on her journey from student to traevling musician to her present roll at the Monhegan School.

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Civic Play: Skeletons, Gnomes, & The Atlanta Beltline Latern Parade

BY CHANTELLE RYTTER
@ VOL 25 ON AUG 09, 2015

Chantelle Rytter came back to ATL from New Orleans and found she saw a need for something here in ATL... Civic play! So she up and started and "krewe" and fabricated a few silly but large puppets and the first Latern Parade was begun. Listen as Rytter talks us through the start of this new annual staple of fun here in the ATL!

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Finity Calling

BY JASPER KUIPERS
@ VOL 16 ON FEB 23, 2016

Stop motion animator Jasper Kuipers werkt op een bijzondere schaal aan zijn grootse film FINITY CALLING. Een korte animatiefilm over de rol die vergankelijkheid speelt in ons leven.

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Half Full Kind of Gal

BY CAROLYN HONEYCUTT
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 21, 2014

The world is always half full to Ellensburg's Downtown Association's Director Carolyn Honeycutt. In her point of view, the world is abundant. With that attitude, she fills her life and small town with puppets, passion and people.

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The Puppet and Its Double Theater

BY 鄭嘉音 CHIA-YIN CHENG
@ VOL 29 ON JUN 25, 2016

Because Cheng Chiayin had come into contact with all kinds of dolls in childhood, she choose a career in the performing art of puppetry, following French director Philippe Genty in learning the art, and performing all around the world. In 1999, The Puppet and Its Double Theater was established. It not only practiced cross-discipline cooperation, but also performed a variety of themes. The troupe moved from Taipei to an ideal base in Ilan, allowing more people to take part in the art of puppetry.

 

鄭嘉音因為從小接觸各式玩偶,而一路走上偶戲的表演藝術,到追隨法國導演菲利浦.香堤(Philippe Genty)習藝,到世界各地演出,於是1999年成立無獨有偶劇團,不但跨界合作,也表演各種議題,而劇團從台北移到宜蘭有了完善的基地,讓更多人能參與偶戲表演藝術。

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Puppets in Wonderland

BY TAMIKO ONAGI
@ VOL 142 ON DEC 14, 2016

誰もが親しんだことがある 人形劇の世界。 それは決して子供達だけのものではなく、大人こそその素晴らしい芸術に魅了されてしまいます。 おなぎたみこさんは人形劇団プークに入団以来、40年以上に渡り人形劇を制作し世界的に活躍されてきました。 国際人形劇連盟UNIMAの副会長や評議員など、人形劇界の重要ポストを歴任されてきたおなぎさん。世界中の様々な華麗な人形劇の魅力を披露してくださっています!

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Play in Public Spaces

BY CATTYWAMPUS PUPPET COUNCIL
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 17, 2016

The Cattywampus Puppet Council, which is a Knoxville based nonprofit seeking to build community and promote play for all ages through the puppetry arts. This spring, Cattywampus will organize and facilitate the Appalachian Puppet Pageant, Knoxville’s first community puppet parade. This project will invite members of the community of all ages and backgrounds to come together and create puppets, masks, and costumes rooted in local ecology and stories of “place.” As an act of public play and storytelling, this parade will celebrate the culture of love, creativity, and mutual dependence we wish to create in Southern Appalachia.  

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PKN Queretaro Vol. 5

Here are a few photos from the recent PechaKucha Night in Queretaro Vol. 5, along with some commentary from team member Lilian Gonzalez.The 5th Queretaro Pechakucha Night was a unique and memorable event dedicated to music. It was part of the Musical Instrument Makers Congress by the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA). The event took place at the majestic Queretaro City Museum. The night opened with the music of Guillermo Muñoz, welcoming the audience. The PKN started with Marvin Salgado, who shared his knowledge about violin construction. Immediately after, the audience was surprised by Andrea Avedaño’s poem, who made a narration about “Les demoiselles d'Avignon” by Pablo Picasso, continuing with Ruy Guerrero who talked about “Cardenche’s music”; this type of music is considered one of the saddest in the world. There are only 4 people left that play this traditional Mexican music.Miguel Zenker, a recognized Luthier (musical instrument maker - particularly violins) talked about a 1856 William Hall & Son fortepiano restoration. This presentation ended the first part of the PKN. The intermission was enjoyed with red wine and “Jaranas and Zapateado,” traditional Mexican music where ingenious lyrics are improvised on the spot. The second part of the evening started with La Compañía Banyan de Marionetas, a magic improvisation performance with shadow puppets, Mexican guitar and dance. Afterwards, Lilián González, spoke about interactive art and the control that artists like Marie Sester and rAndom International use. The night finished with the Physics Ph.D Víctor Castaño, who talked about the Golden ratio, or Divine Proportion, a number represented by the Greek letter φ, taking the audience on a tour from the Egyptians to the novel prize. Since music speaks directly to our souls, this PKN captivated the audience and made it a unique night that will be treasured by those who were lucky to attend.

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Recap: San Antonio Vol. 9

San Antonio's Vol. 9 was held just over a month ago, and reporter Miriam Sitz did a full play-by-play of the event for The Rivard Report. Here's a bit of what she had to say: Intimate interactions with puppets, live musical entertainment, and the in-depth study of a napkin all had a part to play in last night’s PechaKucha presentations. More good time than family brawl, the ninth volume of this quarterly event highlighted eight of the city’s creative couples, each shedding light on a unique aspect of San Antonio’s cultural landscape. Miriam goes on to describe each fascinating PKN San Antonio presentation in great detail -- for more information, check out the full article.

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New Karakuri Puppets

Kenichi Asano, who currently works at repairing Buddha statues, talks about his endeavors with karakuri puppets. In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from the special PechaKucha x Design-Ah! exhibition) he discusses how he employs traditional Japanese statuemaking techniques with a modern twist; from sculptural representations of robots to popular video game characters.

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Professional Puppets

Toshifumi Matsumiya lived in Berlin for two years, where he attended several puppet shows. When he moved back to Japan he began working in puppetry, and joined the Foundation Modern Puppet Center, which promotes both traditional puppetry and modern puppet performances. In "Professional Puppets" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 110, Toshifumi showcases several unique puppet exhibits produced by the center, and shares the stories behind them. 

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The Rabbit Hole of Puppet Making

"I'll talk about the surprisingly deep rabbit hole that is puppet making, and my creative tumble down it." A graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, Clay Achee has studied and worked in the film and television industry for over 10 years. His other hobby? Cooking? Golf? Nah, he makes puppets. We thoroughly enjoyed his presentation The Rabbit Hole of Puppet Making at PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. I.