6 August 2007

Tribute to Russian puppeteer, Igor Fokin

The little statue of a puppet in tribute to beloved Russian puppeteer, Igor Fokin (1960 - 1996) stands in Harvard Square in Cambridge in the heart of downtown Boston. I originally learned about Fokin and his work, when I was given a DVD of a documentary film 'The Puppeteer' by film makers Chris Schmidt and Gary Henoch in Boston two years ago. The story is of the life of a 36 year-old puppeteer, who entertained the crowds nightly on the streets of Boston and one night he suddenly dies of a heart attack. It was truely a moving dedication to a man that touched the lives of all the people on the streets around him! You can even order the DVD here!

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