Lizards in the Leaves

Rustlings in the green....imagination, art, whimsy

Jan 14, 2012

Saori Worcester Puppets Project

Yasmin and Jasmin

Nat and Mihoko at Saori Worcester are so inspiring!
Their most recent project , Puppets of Glory,  involved 4th-graders weaving, storytelling, puppetry and performance.
Worcester is a fortunate community.

For this project, elementary school students wove the fabric and, as they wove, imagined their puppet characters and their stories. Mihoko was charged with the task of sewing the puppets and imbuing each “…with the spirit intended by its young creator.”

Nat's task was to weave ".....all the wildly varying hopes, fears, fantasies, and insatiable desires of these puppets into a single narrative."  I'm certain he did so with great skill & respect for the children's imagined storylines.

More pictures here.
Nat’s  essay about the Puppets of Glory project.

Grumpy Dragon




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