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Friday, November 16, 2012
Artsy Fartsy: War Horse at the Benedum THIS WEEKEND!!!
The Handspring Puppetry Company presents War Horse
For those of you not familiar with the story, it begins in England at the beginning of World War One with the central character of Albert who's best friend Joey (his horse), is sold to the cavalry and taken to France. Whisked away into war torn Europe, Joey eventually finds himself in a vast wasteland. Albert, loyal to the end and not old enough to enlist begins his tumultuous journey to find him.
What truly sets this apart from the 2011 Steven Spielbergmovie adaptation, is the technical achievements in puppetry that brings the story to life in true three dimensions.
In this TED Talk,Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones from Handgspring Puppet Company, explain their methods of puppet mechanics when developing a full scale replica of an equine created from cane, that also is ridden by a live human in the live theatre production of War Horse.
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