What is puppet manipulation?

Puppetry is a form of theatre or performance that involves the manipulation of puppets – inanimate objects, often resembling some type of human or animal figure, that are animated or manipulated by a human called a puppeteer. Such a performance is also known as a puppet production.

What is puppet making?

puppetry, the making and manipulation of puppets for use in some kind of theatrical show. A puppet is a figure—human, animal, or abstract in form—that is moved by human, and not mechanical, aid.

Why is puppetry important in Theatre?

The sessions explore sensory materials and objects, with music and movement, to stimulate imaginative play, engaging the children as participants and audience in a process of creating characters, stories and mini-worlds. The puppet helps the children find their own confidence, role and identity through play.

What makes puppetry an art form?

Puppetry is one of the oldest art forms in existence, and is practiced all over the world. In puppetry, a drama unfolds that is entirely acted out by specific representational objects, which are manipulated by a puppeteer. Puppetry, throughout the ages has held a crucial place in traditional folk entertainment.

What is wayang Klitik?

Wayang klitik or Wayang karucil figures occupy a middle ground between the figures of wayang golek and wayang kulit. They are constructed similarly to wayang kulit figures, but from thin pieces of wood instead of leather, and, like wayang kulit figures, are used as shadow puppets.

Who is the one manipulating the puppet?

A marionette’s puppeteer is called a marionettist. Marionettes are operated with the puppeteer hidden or revealed to an audience by using a vertical or horizontal control bar in different forms of theatres or entertainment venues. They have also been used in films and on television.

What are the types of wayang?

While these carefully handcrafted puppets vary in size, shape and style, two principal types prevail: the three-dimensional wooden puppet (wayang klitik or golèk) and the flat leather shadow puppet (wayang kulit) projected in front of a screen lit from behind.

What can you say about wayang kulit?

Wayang kulit is a traditional form of puppet-shadow play originally found in the cultures of Java, Bali, and Lombok in Indonesia. The dalang (shadow artist) manipulates carved leather figures between the lamp and the screen to bring the shadows to life.

Who controls a puppet?

A person who works a puppet is called a puppeteer, but a person who puppets a marionette is called a marionettist!