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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)
"Presentation of the Day" on May 17, 2013.
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.
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:
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Puppetry in Paradise
"All creative journies start somewhere. Mine began in a paper cutting workshop..." In "Puppetry in Paradise" from PechaKucha Night Cairns Vol. 20, Danielle Henderson is trained in theatre, performance and media arts. She is a passionate entertainer, writer/ storyteller and occasional singer living in Cairns, Far North Queensland. Since becoming a mother her attention has turned to visual art forms, specifically Scherenschnitte, or silhouette paper cutting. Her work is exceptionally detailed and has a pure uncomplicated visual appeal which lends itself poetically to shadow play. In 2013 Danielle wrote and performed I Live Here - a shadow puppet theatre experience for children. Seeking more colourful and less solitary creative engagements she has more recently facilitated a community arts project for children and families. Her latest work is pushing her interest in puppet making into 3 dimensions.