The Kinetic Paranormal Society and the Night Before Christmas
~ Just in case you didn’t make it to Unsane World Theater’s last performance of 2013, it’s not too late to save Christmas! Here is the complete holiday special episode! So like the classic Christmas shows of yore gather the family around the radio, I mean internet and listen to their magical Christmas adventure. And remember there are still eleven more days to Christmas!
~ Seriously, so many things to do as the season progresses that the inkbot is nearly lost in time and space. For instance, there’s this Kinetic Paranormal Society, a band of puppets and people traveling through time and space in a magical wardrobe investigating the supernatural. We just finished a glorious race across Humboldt county in the 2013 Kinetic Grand Championship this last weekend. Even caught a genie. This weekend we’ll be performing in Benbow for the Summer Arts and Music Festival!
Kinetics 2013: The Kinetic Paranormal Society & the Magic Wardrobe
~ Your usual array of internet is not being posted on Inkbot this weekend. Instead I am racing a magic wardrobe full of sock puppets across Humboldt county in a three day triathalon of art, the Kinetic Grand Championship. Above you can see the puppets and their wardrobe greeting one of our competitors, the Velo Crab.
~ As a puppeteer this seems utterly ridiculous and disconnected from reality. Puppets ability to connect with an audience is their greatest strength, this idea of 3D projected puppets misses the whole point. I’m glad the Muppet legacy continues, but I have my doubts that a company the size of Disney can make something as human as what Henson gave us.
~ The Doctor takes the form of a puppet in his newest regeneration. All of the Doctor’s quirks and manners are captured with uncanny accuracy in this stop-motion animation gem. I put all three of the current episodes on one handy playlist for you. Episode 1: The Red X, episode 2: The Conjunction of Eleven as well as the Doctor Puppet Christmas Special that somehow slipped under me radar last holiday. Enjoy
The Knee High Puppets: On Top of Spaghetti (Opera)
~ Rodney delivers a moving operatic performance of this classical score. Hold on to your meatballs because this one is sure to knock them to the floor. But first some comedic anecdotes and impersonations.