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"I also have a puppet that transforms into a bird...he is a journeying aborigine that turns into a crow. Will post sketches when I get a chance"
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CHILDREN OF THE SUN at port elliot festival

July 22, 2011 to July 24, 2011
CHILDREN OF THE SUNJose Navarro, has produced a show with puppets that explores the themes present in his native culture. Using Peruvian and Amazonian themes `Children of the Sun` explores the primeval nature of ancient South American Gods and creatures. The show uses  music and mime  often with amusing insights into the strange and wonderful characters present in this ancient culture. Jose has produced a performance that is suitable for all ages to enjoy as a  visual display of puppet…See More
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Gender
Punch
Location
Bristol Uk
Relationship to Puppetry
I am a professional puppeteer and workshop facilitator - performing and working with mainly shadow puppetry
What First Got Me Interested in Puppetry
my dad built me a marionette stage when i was 12 and the rest is history after putting on original shows for other childrens parties...
My Puppetry (or Puppet) Hero
jan svankmjer - cant spell it - but i like the czech animators approach to the artform....
If I Were a Puppet, I'd Be...
Lord Shiva - then i would have the power to create as well as destroy!!!
More About Me:
I a live in Bristol - I work a lot in schools , and am curently trying to push the envelope of shadow work with non narrative form - but working with music and musicians
My Company/Troupe/Group
FIGURE OF SPEECH PUPPET THEATRE
Affiliations/Professional Organizations
Puppeteers Uk
Master class withthe late John Wright MBE 1989 in marionette design and construction...
Website
http://www.figureofspeech.org.uk
2nd Website
http://www.myspace.com/jonathanhayter

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Posted on May 6, 2009 at 1:09pm 0 Comments

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At 12:43am on March 30, 2008, Augusto Cabrera said…
Wonderfull puppets!
At 7:22am on March 30, 2008, Augusto Cabrera said…
I was in your site. Love your work!
At 7:38am on March 30, 2008, kate henshaw said…
great shadow puppets. and your sculptures and drawings (on your e) are wonderful. please add more vieo clips of your shadow puppet work.
cheers
At 8:38am on March 31, 2008, Tony said…
No I didn't. I originally trained as a Church Pipe Organ builder/restorer. I taught myself woodcarving at the same time as there were plenty of references in the churches. Later I left to start a small furniture business and started making marionettes as a hobby. I have always been interested in puppets (particularily marionettes) and have been influenced conciously and almost certainly unconciously by many makers/performers over the years. A lot of the cheaper (cast) marionettes on my site are made in Prague and not by me and although look nice aren't the best to perform with.
Generally my marionettes are made for the tv/film/theatre industry and pretty expensive.
At 8:59am on March 31, 2008, Tony said…
Yes I am. I may be listed on there as Company of Marionettes which is the name i use for marionette making (working on a new website at the mo).
Had a look at your site, i particularily like 'Iguanaman' :o)
At 11:56pm on April 26, 2008, Lynn Jeffries said…
These are very pretty shadow puppets!! What are they made of, and what do you use to color them?
At 5:57pm on June 3, 2008, larry said…
Your puppets are elegant and mysterious, really beautiful to see. I look forward to that one day.
At 7:40am on June 4, 2008, Cath Connolly said…
Thanks Joffe, your shadows are pretty amazing. I can't take the credit for ours, it's myself and Richard (Mucky Puppets). He does the bulk of the design and I do what I can. Looks like we are working along similar lines, we are collaborating with a band on a live shadow/music performance. The band is Little Sparta, and we are in the process of applying for funding to make the show. Fingers crossed...
At 10:37am on May 12, 2009, Lynn Jeffries said…
Wow, you have a lot of great new photos on your page! How do you vacform pvc into a flat puppet shape? (I've never done any vacforming - maybe this is obvious). I've never heard of it as a technique for making shadow puppets - just faux brick walls.

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