Puppet Postcard #3

One of the most amazing things in Santiago a Mil was the street show DUNDU–two massive light-up puppets that were created in Germany and have been appearing at events and festivals around the world for several years.

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What Can You Do With a Broken Umbrella?

So many things, if you are a puppeteer! After taking apart LOTS of umbrellas for various puppet projects this winter, we have a much better understanding of how they work–and why they break so easily! Fortunately we can use the broken pieces in many different ways. Here are a few of them:

We take large broken umbrellas apart and use the spokes as controls for shadow puppets.

We take large broken umbrellas apart and use the spokes as controls for shadow puppets.

An in-progress shot of a puppet from Cabinets of Kismet that uses the joints of a broken umbrella.

An in-progress shot of a puppet from Cabinets of Kismet that uses the joints of a broken umbrella.

And here it is again a little further along!

And here it is again a little further along!