Theatre: Puppetry, Music, Art, & Poetry
Masters by Brian Hull
Since October 1997 Brian Hull has been the writer/director of children’s programming at the Nashville Public Library. These programs include free, interactive storytimes and sophisticated puppet plays based on literature and performed in a beautiful, state of the art theater. Brian leads Wishing Chair Productions, the library puppet troupe which performs more than 15 programs a week including performances from a “puppet truck” that travels to schools, day cares, and to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Through cultural exchanges with Nashville's Sister Cities they have taken the puppets to Magdeburg, Germany and Caen, Normandy in France. In 2008 the library played host to the International Puppet Festival - a 3-day event that brought in more than 18,000 visitors to the library.
Now with Masters, Brian takes this unique tradition another step forward...
The Master Puppeteer, Brian, manipulates marionette and hand-and-rod puppet versions of art’s great “Masters” as Van Gogh, Picasso, Michelangelo, and others come to life while creating their masterpieces including Starry Night, Guernica, and David - all while singing original songs in this sophisticated performance-style puppet show. Tracy Silverman whose groundbreaking work with the 6-string electric violin has redefined the instrument, performs the original pieces live with his instantly recognizable trademark sound and supported by a string quartet.
With searing virtuosity and profound artistry, preconceived ideas about puppets and violins are essentially defeated in this historically significant work in which classic and modern art are illuminated in live performance puppetry, music, art, and poetry.
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