Friday, March 23, 2018

Field Trip: The Center of Puppetry Arts

Today we had our spring student exhibition, in which we showed off the Jim Henson inspired hand puppets.  This month we also made a trip to the Center for Puppetry Arts, where we were in Jim Henson heaven as we saw exhibits about The Muppets, Sesame Street, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth.  There were also puppets from all around the world, some historic, some contemporary. Do the movies "War Horse" and "The Corpse Bride" ring a bell? Julie Taymor's masks from"The Lion King" were there too, which kicked off our mask making project, (see the previous post). Plus, we saw "The Wizard of Oz" performed with marionettes in a room full of toddlers, and so it was well worth the trip.  If you are ever in Atlanta, try to stop by The Center for Puppetry Arts!

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