2019 National Puppetry Festival
They say “birds of a feather flock together” and the 2019 National Puppetry Festival is a time for the community to flock together to acquire new knowledge, preserve puppetry arts, be inspired and invite the community to engage with the art. The festival will feature over 20 performances from national and international artists ranging from traditional to experimental. More than 50 workshops which will provide attendees with hands-on creation or physical skill development, as well as lively, interactive discussions, lectures and demonstrations. Other festival features include The Puppetry Store, Puppet Exhibit, Critical Exchange, Meet the Artists and Professional Day or Teaching Artists and Therapists.
Ellen Rixford – Creating a “Beautiful/Terrible Puppet”
Ellen Rixford, the author of Figures in the Fourth Dimension: Mechanical Movements for Puppets and Automata, has meticulously documented a recent project with several dozen photos, as well as detailed notes.
The Fall 2018 issue of the Puppetry Journal includes an article by Ellen Rixford about this project. Click here for an expanded version of the article, with additional photos.