Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Video profile of marionette maker Geahk Burchill

Here's a lovely video profile of marionette maker Geahk Burchill of The CastIron Carousel Marionette Troupe in Portland, Oregon. The video gives many fascinating glimpses into the process of making lifelike moving figures.

From the The CastIron Carousel web site:
The CastIron Carousel is a small, Portland local marionette troupe which does shows for grown-up audiences. Our themes include: Victorian era Science Fiction, 1920’s horror, prison, gangsters, Fairy tales and monster stories. We are inspired by Tom Waits, William Dwiggins, H.P. Lovecraft, H.G. Wells, Jack tales and Jules Verne. We work with Marionettes, Shadow puppets, Rod puppets and a smattering of other things. We do small beautifully strange plays with gorgeous sets and splendid puppets.

Learn more about The CastIron Carousel on their web site.

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Anonymous Falk Keuten said...

Wundervoll, Yes indeed. G.Burchill is a master and great artist of puppets making.
Do You know the Theater Figuren Museum in Luebeck, Germany, a wonderful medieval city near Hamburg? Here is a link to the museumssite with 2 videos. The second is on Youtube,
but the first with the mechanical figures only there:

February 23, 2011 at 7:10 PM  

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