Puppetry : worlds of imagination /

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Imprint:[Los Angeles, Calif?] : Speckled Koi Productions ; New York, N.Y. : distributed by Cinema Guild, 2007.
Description:1 videodisc (44 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subject:Puppet theater -- United States -- History.
Puppeteers -- United States.
Puppet theater.
United States.
Format: DVD Video
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8933039
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Varying Form of Title:Worlds of imagination
Other authors / contributors:Malkin, Joshua.
Malkin, Michael R., 1943-
Campanella, Joseph.
Lee, Ralph.
Curry, Michael.
Twist, Basil.
Henson, Cheryl.
Geiser, Janie.
Speckled Koi Productions.
Cinema Guild.
Notes:Music, Jeffery Alan Jones ; editor, Sharmilla Ariathurai ; cinematography, Tuyoshi Kimoto, Scott Kevan.
Narrator, Joseph Campanella.
Summary:"This documentary surveys the revolutionary new developments in American puppet theater, profiling many of puppetry's most imaginative contemporary artists, including Basil Twist, who uses bits of fabric, feathers, plastic and other materials in a 1,000-gallon tank of water to create a visually stunning underwater ballet musically accompanied by Berlioz's "Symphonie Fantastique" Ralph Lee, founder of the famous Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, discusses his current work designing figures for ballets and symphony orchestras and we see excerpts from his own theater company's production, which employs puppets as vehicles for the exploration of supernatural myths and legends; Michael Curry discusses the masks and puppets he created for the Broadway production of The Lion King, as well as the Super Bowl, the Olympics and the Millennium Celebration in New York City; Cheryl Henson, daughter of Jim (The Muppets) Henson, discusses the biannual Jim Henson International Festival of Puppet Theatre as we see excerpts of some of these innovative presentations; we also visit the puppetry program at the California Institute of the Arts, including one of puppeteer Janie Geiser's classes; and the video concludes by discussing the new directions and new ideas in puppetry and the ways it is transforming opera, music, theater and dance" -- distributor's website, as viewed January 12, 2007.

Regenstein, 2nd and 3rd Floor Video/DVD Collection

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Call Number: DVD PN1978.U6 P87 2007
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