Those interested can take a look behind the scenes of the puppet theater at the beginning of November as part of the handicraft festival “Hand-Kopf-Werk”. For the first time, a look into the workshops of the dolls is offered.
This autumn, pieces such as the Little Prince, Little Red Riding Hood and Rumpelstiltskin are on the program. Each of the figures in the puppet theater is hand-carved from the internal doll-making workshop – either from stone pine or linden wood. The puppets are specially made for each production, says Philippe Brunner, artistic director of the Marionette Theater: “If a puppet is repeated in a play with a different costume appearance, we carve a separate puppet for each of these scenes, because you can’t move.”
Brunner: “We regularly check whether something has flaked off while painting. The costumes are carefully examined every 15 to 20 years, because the fine fabrics and silks can break through the light, through the transports during the trips, even during the performances, where they are also very stressed. “
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Own tailoring for puppets
The dolls are costumed in their own tailoring shop. In the props, specialists take care of the repair of errors. Technology is also installed, such as a remote-controlled tractor for the PunkiTitiTi production for the Mozart Week at the end of January.
A visit to the workshops of the puppet theater is one of the program highlights of the handicraft festival “HandKopfWerk”. The theater workshops can be visited on November 10th and 12th – the craft festival “HandKpopfWerk” lasts from November 3rd to 13th and offers an insight into the craft businesses of