The puppet is a synthesis of reality and illusion. It is at the moment when I believe in the figure’s autonomy and yet remain aware of its theatrical mechanics, that I experience the power and transcendence of the puppet.
Wrapping paper, water bottles, wood Boxes, bags, and straws Scissors and string We can take recycled things We can take pictures And turn them into creatures We can take trash And turn it into sculptures What is that? What is that? WHAT IS THAT? This prose, the collaboratively generated mantra of Jukebox Radio’s week long […]
It was early December. Outside, a steady wind was whipping snow into curling drifts around the school building. Inside, it was silent. I was in the 3T classroom at Akiuk School in the Yup’ik Alaska Native village of Kasigluk. The students were sitting quietly at their desks, each with a puppet lying on the tabletop […]
You are nine (or ten, or eleven). You have power. You think mathematically while you move. You make your own choices about how far to turn and in which direction, what kind of movement to use, where to put your feet, how to combine your patterns and whether to transform your pattern with symmetry. Your […]
Sometimes you don´t know your teaching practice has changed until you´re confronted with a different environment and audience. I recently changed gears from teaching in a museum to teaching in a school and the transition has been a radical experience for me as a teaching artist. In February 2011, I moved back to Lima after […]