A Journey Into European Puppetry

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Byrne Power: Writer, Puppeteer, Music and Film Historian, Experimental Lo-Fi Filmmaker, Radio DJ, Lecturer

Residence: Haines, Alaska. Formerly of New York City, Switzerland, the San Francisco Bay Area, Hawaii, Montana, France

Byrne Power Standing on Chilkoot Lake

5 responses

  1. Jim

    I am a great admirer of Richard Teschner’s puppetry, your photo’s of his work are are the best I’ve seen. Please post more of them or better yet all of them.
    Thanks,
    Jim

    November 9, 2012 at 7:21 AM

  2. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!

    http://abstractlucidity.com/2013/02/15/versatile-blogger-award/

    February 15, 2013 at 8:19 AM

  3. Antonio

    Greetings Mr. Power,
    I own one of the earliest known Guignol Puppet Theatres. I am selling it and was wondering if you would be interested in it or know someone whom might be interested?
    I may be reached at antonios.collectibles8 AT hotmail dot com

    kind regards,

    May 15, 2013 at 8:15 AM

  4. Hello Byrne Power, I came upon your “Puppetry as Antidote Art” lecture – BRAVO! Did I miss the section where you explain your “antidote” conception? For many years I have quoted Rudolf Steiner as having said: “Puppets are the antidote to the ills of modern civilization.” I am pretty sure he said this about fairy tales, not puppets, but I think it works, and so was delighted to see your turn of phrase.

    I am producing “Liberty Resurrection Parade,” an interactive, site specific, theatrical promenade with marionettes in lower Manhattan; if you come to NYC this fall, please come as my guest!

    Best wishes,
    Kevin Dann

    August 23, 2014 at 1:43 PM

  5. Hi Kevin,

    Thanks for checking in. Glad to hear that my puppetry lecture made an impression. The Antidote part was primarily in the fact that puppets are tactile not virtual. I did point this out. But I’m also saving more of my observations for Gravity From Above. So the lecture was more of an introduction to the subject for the many who haven’t a clue. Your New York puppet happening sounds quite curious. Good luck and alas I won’t be out that way. Europe beckons and finances require stringent choices.

    August 23, 2014 at 4:50 PM

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