Saturday, August 26, 2017

Friendship through Marionettes


Ricky Syers, a puppeteer in his 50s and Doris Diether, a community activist in her 80s, became friends. Ricky made puppet alter egos of each of them, and they perform together in New York parks. Link to video on YouTube 


Another video shows more behind the scenes views of making of his marionettes:

7 comments:

msp said...

Delightful and heartwarming! And his home is a work of art. You made my day, James.

Unknown said...

Thank you for posting these videos and providing this wonderful story for us.
Your efforts constantly amaze me.

Tom Hart said...

Man, this made my day also (quoting msp). One especially nice clip is at the end of the video - and worth sticking around for - when a real dog plays with the puppet dog. A real feel-good video and a reminder of the real reason we're artists.

Tom Hart said...

Thanks for sharing this James, another priceless video I'd probably never have found otherwise.

Shari Blaukopf said...

James, everyone in my family enjoyed watching this. Thanks for sharing their story.

Carol Scown-Raynal said...

Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful story.

Studio Maywyn said...

Wonderful! Thank you for the link and introduction to their work