Evolution of the War Horse Puppets With the Handspring Puppet Company (Video)

PlayBlog   Evolution of the War Horse Puppets With the Handspring Puppet Company (Video) Puppet directors Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler of the Handspring Puppet Company showed audiences at this year's Technology Entertainment and Design (TED) conference how the puppetry used in Broadway's War Horse evolved.

"At the outbreak of World War I, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. Joey is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a mission to find his horse and bring him home," according to press notes.

The production, which will open April 14 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, features life-size puppets, which have the capability of producing lifelike movement with the assistance of on-stage crew and actors.

To check out how the puppets work, look below:

- Michael C. Gioia

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