PuppetFest 2012 – 21st Annual Puppetry Festival

The Puppetry Arts Guild of Utah  offered its 2012  Annual Puppet Fest on Saturday April  21st!

This day long activity is a community service by the  guild  and  included hands on workshops for all levels of interest and ability. This included kids make-and-take projects and puppet shows available throughout the day. It was a chance to meet Puppetry Arts Guild of Utah members from all over the state, get inspired and learn more about this fun and wonderful multidisciplinary art form.   A guild follies performance was followed later that day by  SCERA’S own premier of “Pinocchio”.

Download the Festival Poster (PDF Document)

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Traditional Japanese Puppetry At BYU January 16-17

The Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe, based at the University of Missouri, will be performing at the Pardoe Theatre at Brigham Young University in Provo, on January 16th and 17th.

Bunraku is an amazing form of traditional Japanese Puppetry, more properly called ningyō jōruri.

Martin Holman, is the coordinator of the Japanese studies program at University of Missouri and the director of the troupe.  He studied Japanese at BYU, and is the first non-Japanese to ever be trained in and perform ningyō jōruri in Japan.

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