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Dreamlike Puppet Co. - Arthur H. Poore

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"An amazing Puppet Festival in Beautiful upstate NY, WOW - puppethomecoming.org"
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Puppet Homecoming 2014 at Ramapo for Children, Rhinebeck NY, site of Puppet Homecoming 2012 a great success, with 111 attendees. With housing, performance and workshop space, meals, family friendly summer camp, campsites.

September 5, 2014 at 9am to September 7, 2014 at 2pm
The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions of the Puppeteers of America are pleased to present Puppet Homecoming 2014, a gathering of puppeteers in picturesque Rhinebeck, NY, Sept. 5-7, 2014. Events will include performances, workshops, exhibits, puppetry swap-meet, and more. There will be a late-night puppet Salon for short works, as well as a puppet Slam. The Homecoming is intended to be an affordable weekend of sharing among puppeteers and puppetry enthusiasts, run entirely by volunteers to keep…See More
Jul 30, 2014
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Puppet Homecoming 2014 at Rhinebeck NY 2 hrs. north of NYC

September 5, 2014 to September 7, 2014
Jul 15, 2014
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"Yes.  Bummer that they ended.  I very much enjoyed it.  I also posted some shots from it look in my albums there's one for it.  "
Nov 22, 2013
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"Yes here are a few puppeteers from Midwest Fest, the last one, and a great time !"
Nov 22, 2013
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"Was this Midwest Fest 2012?  Looks like it. Great time if it was. Thanks for sharing it. "
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The Life of a Pirate

"I'm very impressed by the way the stage and side panels extend the world of the characters, not just metaphorically but by becoming the stage set.  Great job!  I can't wait to see how I explore this idea myself."
Oct 11, 2012
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Parade Day in Turry Kapang

"yes I made them long ago, they are about 4-5 inches high, thank you for you kind remarks Bluehyena"
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Parade Day in Turry Kapang

"Did you make all the Paradies? I like them... especially the bird headed one, but I have that affinity with animals, dontchaknow. Very surreal, but very good. It might take me a while to get my head around it. I especially liked the first bit where…"
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"whose Puppets are these may I ask with admiration ?    "
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Brightwaters/Bay shore - Long Island - New York
Relationship to Puppetry
55 years of studying performing creating writing for, fascination with, exploring of, filming, animating, and seeing as many interesting varieties of puppetry, as I could. I am just warming up! 20 of those 49 as a professional and director of Dreamlike Puppet Co.
I only found out about all you other puppeteers and organizations in 2002, Hello
What First Got Me Interested in Puppetry
the middle child of 7 we were all puppeteers always making up songs and skits for each other. We were all funny and not without talent, but it is I who have had the nickname of Puppet Boy since I was 5 years old, so they remind me. Continued fascination, observation, research experimentation and performing is FUN, so I see no reason to desist.
A theater background, and The School of Visual Arts also helped the process.
A singing voice, a knack for amusement, and seeing all things - puppet is a way of life. I cannot help it.
In 1967 or 68 after seeing an inspiring performance of "The Jungle Book" I tried to get backstage and was rebuffed.
I tried again, and again, and for my perseverance I was rewarded with an education in backstage choreography, if I promised to sit in a chair and not make a sound.
I saw professionals in practiced action, and Nick Copolla's Nicolo Puppets advanced my conceptions of the possibilities of puppetry.
Another influential performance was Peter Baird's revival of Bil and Cora's, " Davy Jones' Locker. "
Before 1989 jul and I were making marionettes for sale.
When the great Jim Henson died, I saw a tremendous documentary on his life's work. I felt compelled. We began performing professionally, and have only made cast-members since.
My Puppetry (or Puppet) Hero
That would have to be Alda and Charles Poore.
who gave me encouragement, materials, advice, and financial support, without whom the dream of being a lifelong puppeteer could never have been. Nick Copolla, Jim and all the Hensons, Paul Winchell, Roberta Leigh, The Quay Bros, Ray Harryhausen, Gerry & Sylvia Anderson, Edgar Bergen, senior Wences, and oh ... there are more.
If I Were a Puppet, I'd Be...
working with other articulated objects to create a revolution against the tyranny of the puppeteer, and for the complete weightless freedom of the puppet soul. Then we would make some real movies.
More About Me:
married 25 yrs. to Jul who was my touring partner and costume maker, muse, and inspiration for 20 yrs. with DPC - however, ... suddenly and tragically, We lost our beautiful wife mother and partner in all things, in Dec 2008 may she rest in peace. Everything changed. Puppets became catharsis and therapy. Somehow I continue.
We are the parents of Dylan and Sean 20 & 23.
I am Director of Dreamlike Puppet Co.
surrealist painter, poet, musician, sculptor, writer, AND
New York City Firefighter 1981 - 2004 receiving the full experience.
My Company/Troupe/Group
Dreamlike Puppet Co. in which I perform solo, or formerly with my late wife for 23 yrs and now our 2 sons, Dylan and Sean. Our shows are musical festive and very entertaining, large festival stages, or small groups, using string rod hand shadow and mask puppets.
performing primarily from Montauk to Manhattan to hundreds of thousands
Affiliations/Professional Organizations
The Puppetry Guild of Long Island
The Puppetry Guild of Greater New York
San Francisco Bay Area Puppetry Guild
Puppeteers of America
The Galactic Puppetry Consortium
2nd Website
http://facebook > Arthur H. Poore

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Comment Wall (9 comments)

At 6:52am on December 12, 2008, ddevet said…
Hi Arthur,
Yes, I've had some experience with web sites. If you're interested in getting some advice on creating one for Dreamlike, just let me know.

At 11:51am on June 6, 2009, Sugeily Rodriguez Lebrón said…
Your work is very inspiring!!!
At 7:37pm on December 15, 2009, James "Jimmy" Eisenberg said…
I LOVE the giant puppet head!!!!
I saw pictures before but not with the lighting,spectacular.
Its almost like a huge ventriloquist figure head.

great fun!!!!
At 8:14pm on February 27, 2010, Joseph Emory said…
Thanks so much for the comments. I like both of those charecters. I enjoyed the look behind the giant puppet head. Thanks again.
At 8:08pm on October 28, 2010, James "Jimmy" Eisenberg said…
Thanks for sharing so many pictures of your Wonderful and unique work. Your body of is very diverse but I see a strong contemporary art influence in most of you subjects. It reminds me of the art history classes I took in collage.
At 9:31pm on December 8, 2010, Joseph Emory said…
Great photos thanks for sharing them. Always great to see the process unfold. Again thanks.
At 3:10am on January 04, 2011, LRL PUPPETS gave NY Puppet Central a gift
thanks for adding me as a friend
At 8:16pm on March 22, 2011, Segal said…


I like those characters you posted...


At 12:58pm on June 30, 2012, Judy gave NY Puppet Central a gift

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