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What's Coming Up

Puppet Making Workshops for Adults

Rod puppets are known for their versatile performing abilities. They can be very simple in design and funny in character. Rod puppets can be very dramatic and expressive and have very complex construction and mechanics.

Our Principal Designer, Irina Baranovskaya, will share with you her 40+ years of experience in puppet building.

She offers two workshops where you will learn

·         how to make a simple  Push-Up rod puppets and

·         learn and create a rod puppet control - gapit, as we used to call it back in the Moscow Central State Obraztsov Theater. This design is still used as a primary design in traditional professional rod puppets.

PUSH –UP PUPPET

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September 29, 1pm -2 pm. Fee $20 Materials included

ROD PUPPET CONTROL (GAPIT)

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October 13, from 12 pm - 3 pm. Fee $45, Materials included

A simple snack will be provided in the middle of the class.

To make a reservation send e-mail to boxoffice@puppetart.org

Our NEXT show

at the International Institute of Detroit

111 E Kirby St, Detroit, MI 48202

CRANE MAIDEN

Saturday October 6 , 2018 at 2:00 pm

Sunday October 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm

 Based on the ancient Japanese folktale of a poor but honest young man who saves the life of a wounded crane. The crane turns out to be a young beautiful woman with whom he falls in love. Out of gratitude, the Crane Maiden bestows upon him a fabric woven from crane feathers, which becomes a source of temptation in the hands of his rich and corrupt merchant neighbor. Tempting the young man to sell the fabric, the merchant makes him break the promise that he made to the girl. As a result, she becomes a crane again and flies away.  Representing Good and Evil are two spirits, who, battling for the soul of the young man, interfere in his life and even change his destiny.

Based on the ancient Japanese folktale of a poor but honest young man who saves the life of a wounded crane. The crane turns out to be a young beautiful woman with whom he falls in love. Out of gratitude, the Crane Maiden bestows upon him a fabric woven from crane feathers, which becomes a source of temptation in the hands of his rich and corrupt merchant neighbor. Tempting the young man to sell the fabric, the merchant makes him break the promise that he made to the girl. As a result, she becomes a crane again and flies away.

Representing Good and Evil are two spirits, who, battling for the soul of the young man, interfere in his life and even change his destiny.

at the Music Hall Jazz Cafe

350 Madison Ave. Detroit, MI 48226

October 21 at 4 pm

BANANA FOR TURTLE

 “Banana for Turtle” is a set of vignettes that involve five animal friends—Monkey, Python, Parrot, Elephant and Turtle. Created in the style of classical marionette, performance speaks humorously to issues of early childhood.  Visual perspectives of the world, confusion over obtuse language terms, means of measuring, social interactions that require polite behavior, physical activity and of course most important learning about the identity of self are concepts that children in preschool to early grades address regularly in their daily lives.  These five animals bring these problems to life in a gentle, engaging puppet drama. Before a performance, teachers or parents may want to lead a discussion of those moments when students have been confused by language or when a new concept became clear to them. Activities such as identifying individual personal characteristics would lead children to recognize their own individuality—just as each character in the story has his or her own personality. Follow up activities may include creating a simple puppet show by children that addresses the problems that they have confronted and solved themselves.

“Banana for Turtle” is a set of vignettes that involve five animal friends—Monkey, Python, Parrot, Elephant and Turtle. Created in the style of classical marionette, performance speaks humorously to issues of early childhood.

Visual perspectives of the world, confusion over obtuse language terms, means of measuring, social interactions that require polite behavior, physical activity and of course most important learning about the identity of self are concepts that children in preschool to early grades address regularly in their daily lives.

These five animals bring these problems to life in a gentle, engaging puppet drama. Before a performance, teachers or parents may want to lead a discussion of those moments when students have been confused by language or when a new concept became clear to them. Activities such as identifying individual personal characteristics would lead children to recognize their own individuality—just as each character in the story has his or her own personality. Follow up activities may include creating a simple puppet show by children that addresses the problems that they have confronted and solved themselves.


Vince Paul, Music Hall’s President & Artistic Director, notes that “as the downtown area real estate
becomes increasingly in demand, it’s imperative that our city’s non-commercial performing artists
be able to continue to present their work in the heart of the Entertainment District.
The artists of PuppetART create top-notch, finely crafted work that has been entertaining
children and families for some twenty years, and Music Hall is thrilled
to be able to help them sustain their success.”

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PUPPETART, DETROIT PUPPET THEATER, HAS BEEN ENTERTAINING
AND EDUCATING CHILDREN AND ADULTS FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS THROUGH ITS
THEATER, STUDIO, AND MUSEUM.  


 AT PUPPETART
THE APPRECIATION OF ART BEGINS!
"Our mission is to explore a variety of
cultures and to foster an appreciation of the

wisdom of traditions, the beauty of spirit,
and the art of diverse communities, through
puppet performances, exhibits, and classes".

 

PUPPETART OFFERS PERFORMANCES, PUPPETRY CLASSES, AND MUSEUM EXHIBITS
THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN AREA. 

COME EXPLORE
THE MAGIC OF PUPPETRY!


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THEATER


THEATER

 

THEATER


THEATER

 

" pup·pet·ry


... the art of operating puppets, typically either by strings or rods controlled or by hand.
... theater for children featuring dance, puppetry, and music.

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PuppetART presents a repertoire of original performances based on fairy tales and folktales
from around the world.

Follow us as we perform around the town!

Schedule a performance for your school or group to experience the magic of puppetry first hand.

 

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STUDIO


STUDIO

STUDIO


STUDIO

Puppetry has two roots

SPIRITUAL & EDUCATIONAL.

Necessity to speak to divine power brought out totem & idols.
To pass along knowledge and wisdom people created puppets.

 

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MUSEUM


MUSEUM

MUSEUM


MUSEUM

PuppetART’s museum presents puppets from around the world as well as puppets related to the history of puppetry in Detroit. We invite you to explore our collection of puppets from all over the world and discover the history and artistic value each piece holds.

 

 Legendary Dragon Applesauce created by detroiter Ed Johnson.

Legendary Dragon Applesauce created by detroiter Ed Johnson.

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