The Puppet Show
Puppet shows aren't just for kids as proven by the artists in this episode of Spark.
Pop artist and painter, Sandow Birk has adapted Dante's Divine Comedy into a modern epic and filmed it in the tradition of "Toy Theatre," a European style of puppetry from the 1700s.
Basil Twist is collaborating with Joe Goode and Paula Vogel to stage "The Long Christmas Ride Home" using traditional Japanese Bunraku puppets of his own creation.
Lunatique Fantastique's Liebe Wetzel stages her latest work using found object puppets to address issues women face when confronting breast cancer. Also, visit the Asian Art Museum with puppet master Kathy Foley, and check out their extensive puppet collection.
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Get personal with Lunatique Fantastique's Liebe Wetzel as she stages "Beauty and the Breast" using found object puppets.
Witness how master puppeteer Basil Twist has dedicated himself to pushing the boundaries of his art.
See why Sandow Birk believes that San Francisco is the perfect setting for a journey through heaven and hell.
Visit the Asian Art Museum with puppet master Kathy Foley and check out their extensive puppet collection.
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