Because singing is communicating and connecting. And because all the arts inform each other:

When you sing, you breathe life into words on the page. When you’re a puppeteer, you breathe life into your puppet:

© Sing Better English 2019


2 thoughts on “Bunraku”

    1. Thank you! The Bunraku puppeteers are fascinating, aren’t they? In the internet way of opening one door that leads you down a corridor to another, I’d found them through reading a Sewcialist interview with a seamstress from Colombia https://bit.ly/2Nm45N9

      Watching the main puppeteer manipulate the different controls to the head and face made me think of all the tiny adjustments we make to the shape of our mouth, the force and position of our breath, how we place our tongues when we love, argue, or want to persuade another human being of our authenticity. We do it without thinking, but when you see it broken down, it looks awfully complicated!

      That art of bringing inanimate things to life – puppets, words, sheet music – never ceases to delight me.

      By the way – did you catch the work of Ainslie Henderson. Posted about him a little while ago:



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