A Journey Into European Puppetry

Przemyslaw Piotrowski

2005 Journey into European Puppetry #3


Aurélia Ivan with a few grapevines and puppets.

Readers of GRAVITY FROM ABOVE might be curious about the journey that started it all back in 2005. Here’s the third part. More will follow shortly. (These originally appeared on my other site, The Anadromous Life.)


We walked three floors up to an attic room with a pitched ceiling and exposed beams at l’École Nationale Supérieure des Arts de la Marionnette (ESNAM) in Charleville-Mézières, France. A Polish student, with the nearly unpronounceable name Przemyslaw Piotrowski, dragged in three scruffily constructed crosses as the room darkened. He also had several nameless placards like the one that read I.N.R.I. hanging above Christ on the cross. He handed one to an audience member with a faint smile foreshadowing death. (Click below to read…)

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