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Bunraky head and boddy patterns

Started Oct 31, 2017 0 Replies

I am looking for simple head CONTROL SCETCHES FOR table top bunraku puppets....and how does the body pattern look like? (Control?)Ive googled... but its not to clear... maybe someone of you guys have…Continue

Wolf pattern

Started Jun 18, 2017 0 Replies

Looking for a pattern for a wolf muppet type puppet. Real size. Urgent

Moving mouth marionette

Started this discussion. Last reply by Swannie Jan 4, 2017. 3 Replies

Looking for some advice or sketch on a moving mouth marionette head?

Puppet festivals for 2016

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Anthony Smith Dec 20, 2015. 1 Reply

Help me apply for festivals for 2016? Where do I go to? Who do I contact. I am from South Africa but want to perform in other parts of the world!!Continue

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Bunraky head and boddy patterns

I am looking for simple head CONTROL SCETCHES FOR table top bunraku puppets....and how does the body pattern look like? (Control?)Ive googled... but its not to clear... maybe someone of you guys have fotos on your site?Thanx in advanceSwannieSee More
Oct 31, 2017
Swannie replied to Olga Milovich's discussion Puppet theatre for adult audience
"I'm from South Africa and I am struugggggggling to break this barrier.... but not giving up hope. Just got the rights for two books to do as puppetshows. Ill keep you posted. How are you verntures going? Swannie"
Oct 31, 2017

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Randburg, Johannesburg
Relationship to Puppetry
I am an enthusiastic and eager puppeteer!
What First Got Me Interested in Puppetry
My mother is an artist - so we fooled around since we were small. I learned to make my first puppets when I was a minister in Secunda.... and the bug bit me. Now, ten years down the line I am making puppets and telling stories!
My Puppetry (or Puppet) Hero
My Puppet Hero is: Bekkige Bobbejaan (my own creation)
My Puppetmaker hero is Toby von Eck
If I Were a Puppet, I'd Be...
a Lion
More About Me:
If I could only do puppets, I would. I am a drama teacher at a school in our town.

During weekends I do puppetshows in Theatres and churches.

I have a Maters Degree in Theology (Creative preahing) and a busy with my doctorate .... I want to combine the visual arts (ex puppets) with teaching teenagers about GOD.
My Company/Troupe/Group
Peter Productions .... changing your world through storytelling!

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At 2:53pm on June 22, 2010, Elias Escobedo Aravena said…
hi . im from chile where you from, nice puppets...you have, i send you a big hug and hoping for an ansewrr
At 1:38am on July 25, 2010, Joseph Emory said…
Thanks for the comments. Let me know what questions you have and i would be glad to answer what I can. Again "Thanks"
At 9:14pm on April 3, 2011, Joseph Emory said…
Happy Birthday Swannie
At 4:35pm on April 6, 2011, Joseph Emory said…
Shhh it's not "Middle aged" it's extended youth.....  It's the new 30 or 33 if you live below the mason dixon line.  You know how the sun ages a person :) 
At 12:17pm on May 13, 2013, Joseph Emory said…

Aww  "Thanks"

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