Jul 11

Process: Marionettes with Geahk Burchill

About two weeks ago while on one of my lengthy NYC strolls, I happened upon my very first Marionette show in Central Park.  I was amazed at what an effective and resonating storytelling medium it is.  Especially for the kids who unlike me were more on eye level with the Marionettes at this show.  This video courtesy of the amazing folks at Etsy and directed by Eric Beug gives an in depth look at this craft thru the eyes of puppeteer Geahk Burchill.  The history and intimacy behind this art form is fascinating to say the least.  I don’t know if there is any other medium including film that makes a greater leap from the inanimate to the animate. For more on this story log onto the Etsy Blog.