The British Blind Summit Theatre will give an unusual puppet-show performance on 17th and 18th April in Budapest Trafó – HVG reported.
The British Blind Summit Theatre will come to Budapest with a unique, unforgettable age-limited show. The Puppet-show called The Table renewed and re-invented the Puppet Theatre in its performance style. The only character of the show is the 60 centimetres tall, hard-tempered puppet called Moses whose last twelve hours of life will be performed.
“Moses is a cantankerous, 3-men operated funny puppet with a cardboard head… who lives on a table. He is telling an epic story to his audience about God and Moses, life and death and puppetry… on a table.” – published the Theatre Company about the performance.
During the 65 minutes long show the table-top philosopher is re-thinking everyday philosophy and dissects the Bible as well. Eventually, this type of puppetry is a mixture of stand-up comedy and bittersweet style.
The Blind Summit Theatre was formed in 1997, since then they have been looking for various forms and methods for the re-interpretation of Puppet Theatre. They have created 30 productions and even directed the puppetry of the London Olympic Opening Ceremony in 2012. Interestingly, this theatre made the first adult puppetry in the UK. All their puppet-shows are specifically intended for adults. They re-invented and use the ancient Japanese art form of Bunraku puppetry for contemporary worldwide audiences. In the Bunraku puppetry three puppeteers control one well-prepared, huge puppet. This kind of performance style proved to be successful, each of their shows got excellent reviews from Jerusalem, USA, France and many other countries where they gave a performance.
According to Mark Down, Artistic Director – who is one of the 3 puppeteers in the Table performance – their mission is to present new puppets in new places, in new ways to new audiences.
The tickets for the puppet-show are HUF 1900 for students and HUF 2400 for adults. After the puppet-show a workshop and a discussion is held for the public. After the performances in Trafó in Budapest the theatre company continues the tour around the world in order to achieve its goals and to spread this Japanese Puppetry art form for wider audiences.
based on article of hvg.hu
by Valentina Leanyfalvi
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