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The Colorful Sogo Bò Puppets of Mali by Presenting more than 100 traditional, colorful puppets and masks used in Malian puppet theater, this book documents a collection that has been widely exhibited. One of the largest published surveys of Malian Bamana and Bozo puppet theater, it includes numerous pictures of puppets and masks in performance as well as detailed information on their size and construction. The text offers a historical overview of puppetry, focused on Africa, and a description of the cultural tradition that gave rise to and sustains Malian Sogo Bò puppet theatre, a community-based, multi-media spectacle. This is an excellent reference for anyone interested in puppetry, performance theater, masquerade, African music and dance, and African sculpture.
Publication Date: 2012-06-07
Marionnettes du Mali by Featured here, in dramatic photographs and authoritative descriptions, are 170 striking masks and puppets from the Sogobo masquerade theatre of Mali.
Publication Date: 2008-08-19
Persona by Based on an exhibition of 180 masks--more than 100 from the outstanding collection at the Royal Museum of Central Africa of Tervuren, Belgium--and works by contemporary African artists, this extraordinary book offers a new interpretation of the mask as the universal object that both hides and reveals. Beautifully designed, Persona presents masks organized by their usage, the dances, and rituals they serve and the belief system they display. The contemporary works, selected for their artistry, formal boldness, and intrinsic message, arouse a similar aesthetic response, but serve a different function from the ritual masks. This stunningly illustrated and engaging book explores both the real and emblematic roles of the mask, as objects which are "devitalized” when placed in museums but which nevertheless prompt questions of identity, self-esteem and conceptions of the Other in Western society.
Publication Date: 2009-10-01
Anansi Company by
Publication Date: 1992
A collection of thirteen hand-made wire and card rod-puppets animated in colour and verse.
Handspring Puppet Company by
Publication Date: 2009
In 2007, Handspring Puppet Company's War Horse, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo and commissioned by the National Theatre in London, won Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics Circle Awards. The extraordinary success of this production has drawn attention to Handspring's decades-long experiments and innovations in the art of puppetry and their remarkable contribution to theatre in South Africa. Handspring Puppet Company was founded by Basil Jones, Adrian Kohler, Jill Joubert and Jon Weinberg in 1981.
Make Your Own
Amazing Africa Projects by
Publication Date: 2010-02-09
While Africa is one continent it contains many diverse countries. Amazing Africa Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the stunning landscapes, ancient civilizations and ethnic groups, unique traditions, and amazing wildlife of the vast African continent. With 25 fun projects that kids can complete using common household supplies and many recycled materials, kids learn about life in Africa. Step-by-step instructions show young readers how to make their own shields for an initiation ceremony, cook banana fritters and fufu cakes, and design animal masks to commemorate the seasons. Kids will celebrate Africa and its place in our world.