21 May 2008

Shadow Puppetry featured at Heathrow's new Terminal 5

New York puppeteer and UNIMA USA councilor Gretchen Van Lente (in photo right) possibly hasn't made it to the hall of fame yet, but is certainly being features on the Nokia Wall at Heathrow's new terminal 5 airport in London. “Shadow Puppets” is a narrative story conveying the adventures of a young girl who dreams of other worlds. The audience is invited to follow her from a bedroom in london, to the wild west, outerspace and beyond as she spreads good will wherever she lands. GH avisualagency along with Drama of Works conceived and developed the story as well as a cast of unique puppet characters for this Nokia piece. Steering away from the computerised animation seen all too much these days, this three minute short was executed and acted out by hand by the puppeteers at Drama of Works under the direction of GH ava and captured using Hi-Definition cameras. It is currently being played around the world in Nokia's flagship stores as well as the new British Airways' T5 terminal at London's Heathrow airport. Check it out here!

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