Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Robin Williams wore a lot of hats (and one time, for a few hours, a clown nose). One Robin you may not have known was the gentle educator. It was a side of him we only glimpsed during his many visits to Sesame Street.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Cheryl Henson, president of the Jim Henson Foundation, and co-curator of BAM's third annual Puppets on Film Festival, discusses the series, along with Rick Moranis. He’ll be appearing at the opening night sing-along of Frank Oz’s “Little Shop of Horrors.” Puppets on Film is playing October 25-27 at BAM.
Friday, February 15, 2013
By Fred Plotkin
Puppets and dolls have, since antiquity, served as surrogates for humans in religious and secular celebrations. Fred Plotkin considers the work of Hendrik Bonneur, who uses puppets in opera.
Monday, December 03, 2012
Hear how gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale could change the energy calculus for the nation. Plus: the latest on tax and spending negotiations in Washington; City Councilman Brad Lander a bill banning employers from doing credit checks on job applicants; a new constitution for Egypt and what it means for the region; how telecommunication companies are regulated and why it matters after a natural disaster; and the founder of the Bread and Puppet show on a 50th anniversary performance.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Cheryl Henson, Jim Henson’s daughter; puppeteer Basil Twist; and Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash talk about “Puppets on Film.” Presented by BAMcinématek and the Jim Henson Foundation, “Puppets on Film” is the most comprehensive survey of live puppetry in cinema ever compiled for both children and adults. It includes the Muppet movies, documentaries, 1980s cult classics, fantasy films, and shorts by contemporary artists. In anticipation of the November 23 release of The Muppets, a selection of films produced, directed, or godfathered by Muppets creator Jim Henson.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
For two weekends in November, the Brooklyn Academy of Music will screen 54 new and old films starring live puppets. The festival's 19 features and 35 shorts will be shown from Nov. 12 through 14 and from Nov. 18 through 20 as part of "Puppets on Film."
Friday, April 15, 2011
The Handspring Puppet Company’s production of "War Horse" opened at Lincoln Center on Thursday night. The powerful adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel challenges notions of puppetry while teaching us about love and war.
Friday, April 08, 2011
Puppeteers from Handspring, Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler, discuss the National Theatre of Great Britain’s production of “War Horse.” Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, “War Horse” is set at the outbreak of World War I, and tells the story of a boy and his beloved horse, which is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. The boy, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a mission to find his horse and bring him home. “Warhorse” opens April 14 at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater.
Friday, September 03, 2010
By Sarah Montague : Senior Producer
One of the hottest tickets in London, the stage show "War Horse" is making its long-awaited American premiere at Lincoln Center in March 2011, and Steven Spielberg is set to release a film version in August of 2011. Go behind the scenes with a puppeteer from this astonishing production.
Saturday, June 12, 2004
Even though puppeteers usually control every little movement of their creations, puppeteer Basil Twist says water does what it wants. Twist created a puppet show called Symphonie Fantastique, swirling around in a 500-gallon water tank, and set to Hector Berlioz’s composition of the same name. Produced by Benjamin ...