february 2019 | Volume 176
What poetry offers to literature, puppetry can bring to the theatre.
Metamorphosis depicts the constantly changing nature of our existence and our perception. Nothing remains the way it seems – it doesn’t matter what we see but how we see it.
Iceland's Master Puppeteer, Bernd Ogrodnik brings a collection of original short stories to life through the metaphorical grace of puppetry. The vignettes range from the trivial to the metaphysical and emphasize the imagery made possible only through the surrealistic quality inherent in puppetry.
Featuring a cast of the most intricate marionettes and rod puppets carved of wood, and unforgettable characters created simply with silk scarves and the hands and feet of the puppeteer.
Bernd Ogrodnik leaves his audience with images that occupy them long after leaving the theatre, strengthening them in dealing with the "theatre of daily life".
Don't miss this rare opportunity to see world puppetry at its finest.
One of Puppetry’s most impressive talents.” Philadelphia Inquirer
Exquisite Puppetry for Grown-Ups Aged 16+
March 1 & 2
Conceived and performed by
Puppets, Music and Set design by Bernd Ogrodnik
Thorunn E. Sveinsdottir
Hildur M. Jonsdottir
Around the World
Metamorphosis has been performed around the world in Aruba, Belgium, Canada, Curacao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and USA.
Master Puppeteer, Puppet builder and Artistic Director of Worlds of Puppets
With a formal background in classical music and fine woodworking, Bernd Ogrodnik has been a prominent figure in the world of Puppetry since 1986. He is the Artistic Director and Co-founder of Worlds of Puppets and serves as Master Puppeteer for the National Theater of Iceland.
He has toured all over Europe, Middle- and North America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia as a performer, director and lecturer at International (Puppet-) Theater Festivals, Universities and Conferences.
Bernd has been performing, directing and creating Marionettes, Puppets, and Masks for various Theaters and Operas around the world, for Collectors and Museums, Commercials, TV and Film.
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