The Animation Of A Puppet
A puppet – an object – an inanimate substance – these are specific means of artistic expression in the puppet theatre.
A puppet – lives its own life, expresses its feelings, tells a story.
A puppet – in a puppeteer’s hands becomes alive and charms its audience with its vulnerability.
The way of animation depends on puppeteer, their talent and fantasy. We can call it animated imagination, which is a combination of the puppets and the puppeteer. The animation of a puppet is a kind of meditation and it is worth a try.
Petronela Dušova is a professional puppeteer graduated from DAMU – The Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and worked in The Puppet State Theatre in Bratislava for five years. In 1994 she established Teatro Neline – her private theatre – where she was awarded with many international prizes and distinctions for her artistic achievements. She cooperates with Bibiana – The International House of Art for a Child – and with Dr Clown Foundation which helps ill children and Neli presents them her spectacles with a bit of smile.
She has 25 years of experience in holding theatre workshops both for children and adults.