Puppetry

Burmese crafts: The art of carving

Posted on April 8, 2017 by Toothpicker

 

 
Carving has endured a long history in Myanmar. Exquisite wood carvings can still seen at some ancient monasteries and pagodas. Teak is commonly used as it is a native species in the rain forests of South East Asia.
In Mandalay, we visited a wood carving workshop where we saw artisans carving large [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Traditional arts & crafts, Puppetry, Myanmar, Carving and was tagged with puppetry, traditional crafts, Myanmar, Burmese craft, wood carving, marble carving


Live animation workshop with The Paper cinema

Posted on March 30, 2016 by Toothpicker

The Paper cinema at work
 
As a fan of paper, puppetry and animation, I was feeling quite ecstatic when I found out about a one-day live animation workshop with The Paper cinema at the Little Angel Theatre in Islington.
Famed for their charming 'Odyssey' show premiered in 2012, The Paper Cinema was founded in [...]

This post was posted in London, Graphics & illustrations, Traditional arts & crafts, Puppetry, Theatre & performance art and was tagged with London, puppetry, illustrations, theatre, The Paper Cinema


London Mime festival 2015 & more

Posted on February 15, 2015 by Toothpicker

While I am still sorting out my photo collection and blog entries on Portugal, I shall review some amazing performances that I saw after my holiday at the London International Mime festival in January. Luckily, I had pre-booked the tickets in advanced, because most of the shows I saw were sold out [...]

This post was posted in London, Dance, Traditional arts & crafts, Puppetry, Anything Japanese, Theatre & performance art and was tagged with London, dance, puppetry, Sadler Wells, theatre


Art & design exhibitions in Portugal (Jan 2015)

Posted on February 11, 2015 by Toothpicker

 Casa Das Historias Paula Rego
 
Lisbon offers an abundance of world class museums and galleries, and on my previous trip, my friend and I visited some excellent ones like National Museum of Ancient Art, National Tile Museum, Fado Museum and the wonderful Puppet Museum. On this trip though, the seaside resort Cascais turned [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Architecture, Photography, Fashion, Travel, Art, Traditional arts & crafts, Puppetry, Anything Japanese, Design, Portugal, Lisbon, Portuguese art and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, architecture, fashion, photography, puppetry, Portugal, Lisbon, Portuguese art


Suspense: London Puppetry Festival 2013

Posted on November 7, 2013 by Toothpicker

The floating Puppet theatre Barge in Little Venice
 
I have previously written about puppetry because I am rather fond of this traditional art form. When I found out about the London Puppetry Festival a few weeks ago, I was quite eager to take the opportunity to see some contemporary puppetry shows.
First [...]

This post was posted in London, Traditional arts & crafts, Puppetry, Theatre & performance art and was tagged with London, puppetry, theatre


Taipei's paper and puppet museums

Posted on April 14, 2013 by Toothpicker

There are many arts and crafts museums in Taipei but I found these two museums particularly unique and charming, especially for those who are interested in traditional arts and crafts. Suho memorial paper museum is located in a busy business district and can be easily missed, but once inside, the museum has [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Paper art & craft, Traditional arts & crafts, Puppetry, Taipei and was tagged with paper craft, puppetry, traditional crafts, Taipei


Hand stories by Yeung Fai

Posted on January 17, 2013 by Toothpicker

Yeung Fai's Hand stories at Barbican
 
Can a dying traditional art form be revived? With so many traditional art forms losing their appeal to the younger generation, new ideas and collaborations have to be injected to update and preserve these crafts from disappearing.
Hand stories is a puppetry play that combines traditional skills with contemporary [...]

This post was posted in London, Traditional arts & crafts, Puppetry, Theatre & performance art and was tagged with London, puppetry, theatre


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