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Title: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: andycomic on September 04, 2011, 11:31:12 am
As the new member, I thought I would throw in a post. I started off street performing when i started doing juggling and magic show and have always loved the puppeteers who work on the streets. Here are a few of my favorite ones. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGKH5iSINK0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJYcSCkR9iw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZED8_KkCdEE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6cdm88Ilkk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIBqru06Ek
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H5PViKqY4c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNCoe3k-hkc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpuF40R1ZOo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA9ualCIXBQ

I know there are 100s out there, these are the ones that really grab my attention. I've been performing now for 21 years and there is still nothing more exhilarating that performing on the street. Its the most honest and real type and performing I have ever done.

Thanks,
Andy


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on September 04, 2011, 08:17:28 pm
You picked some really nice ones and many of them I had not seen before. Thanks for sharing!


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: andycomic on September 06, 2011, 12:57:30 am
Here's another two: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2yl-i663Bk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkiBvUmhsh8
 


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Billy D. Fuller on September 06, 2011, 07:10:37 am
Sorry! I missed this thread.............. Great finds on the videos. Thank you for sharing.


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: andycomic on September 20, 2011, 09:16:12 pm
A few more I've stumbled upon:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxtDUEi7L5g - jazz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmLsGRGTUGc - cute ogre
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUC30ff04sg - violin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7HKPiwnNy4 - theatrical piece


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Rikka on September 21, 2011, 01:35:56 am
Cute Ogre! Cool.


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Puppetainer on September 21, 2011, 09:19:28 am
Dude! You're killing me with all these videos! Now I'm going to have to budget even MORE time for spending at Puppets & Stuff so I can watch all of these. Only had time for the first one this morning but I love watching them so I reckon I'll be back.


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: andycomic on October 02, 2011, 10:43:31 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRT6zqzeINg - Ramona the Cow

Wow I love the wrist control on this video. I think she is only one I have listed here that uses the hand and elbow strings. I search youtube every week or so for new vids uploaded in the past 7 days and am always surprised by the new acts I find (I hope its not a sign of the time seeing these great acts out on the street earning money)

Feel free to add any more you guys find but remember: Street Acts Only !! (for this post at least)


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Puppetainer on October 03, 2011, 08:39:49 am
Wow. That is some amazing artistry right there. Beautiful.


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on October 03, 2011, 03:43:21 pm
Ok this is not a marionette (or at least I don't think so) but it is kind of unique I think.

https://youtu.be/jfozTJY7_j8

There are other videos on youtube of this guy but this one was nice and close and you could actually see the puppeteer. When I first saw a video of this guy I thought maybe it was animatronic but I don't think it is. Not real sure how he is manipulating everything though.

P.S. I watched it again and a couple others and I think the puppeteers hand is coming in through the puppets face. What do you think folks?


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Rikka on October 03, 2011, 09:01:17 pm
To me it seemed like there was space between the box and the face- wouldn't his hand show, then?
But the DJ stands a bit... groovy, so that his hips are very close to the box- maybe he is operating the puppet through the hips? Maybe with some weight thing connecting the legs, cablecontrolled arms and a rod for the head?


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: andycomic on October 04, 2011, 12:39:35 am
Oh you can embed the clips...how? I have seem this baby one. Its pretty fun huh. Here is one I only just found today. Definitely on my top 5 list:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64TstUYn5O0
https://youtu.be/64TstUYn5O0

Andy


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Rikka on October 04, 2011, 12:46:12 am
Wow, that is cool. The dog really looks eager, with those ears and how he comes down on his front legs. I would certainly get a gordian knot with a marionette!


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: jeezbo on October 04, 2011, 05:21:03 am
I really like that mini dj, minimix!! there is one vid where one of the people watching brings the camera really close to the side and you can see that the arms have armrods and the feet have rods also, so the arms are being controlled by the puppeteers hands and the feet are connected to the puppeteers feet, the head seems to be controlled by the puppeteers head in some way, but im not entirely sure, and i dont know how the little djs body is being moved, there is just so much movement and realism, its awsome, i wish i had one!!!


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on October 04, 2011, 08:12:45 am
That was just adorable!  Man there is some really good street performers out there.

Oh you can embed the clips...how?


There is a small icon you can click when you are posting. (http://puppetsandstuff.com/community/Themes/titere/images/bbc/youtube.gif) It pops up a prompt for you to copy the share URL in. That then tries to figure out the actual ID of the video and puts it between the youtube bbcode tags.  I actually modified your post so you can see what the bbcode looks like.


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Russell2005 on October 04, 2011, 08:38:09 am
Those are all really cool. But, I think the dog is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: andycomic on October 06, 2011, 05:56:19 am
What will ppl think of next
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqHMNU6NY0c


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Rikka on October 06, 2011, 06:51:47 am
Wow. How does he keep his legs from falling asleep?


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on October 06, 2011, 08:08:40 am
Very neat! So is that what you would call a sit down job? :)


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Puppetainer on October 06, 2011, 09:43:10 am
Pretty cool!


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on October 07, 2011, 10:52:56 am
I found a cool video over at Puppet Hub of Carolina Stewart's street performance.
http://www.puppethub.com/video/on-third-street-promenade?xg_source=activity


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Rikka on October 08, 2011, 03:55:24 am
I would liked it better with less off the audience and more of the puppets- esspecially the foxy singer!


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: andycomic on October 08, 2011, 06:09:02 pm
Wow awesome clip. She really has a setup. I found a youtube version here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt6TxxclXas, as that link is slow to load for me.


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: andycomic on October 15, 2011, 10:15:07 am
This is the cutest one I think:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FDQYJka0zo


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Rikka on October 15, 2011, 03:04:32 pm
Die Zuckerpuppe aus der Bauchtanz- Gruppe... Sweet!


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Buppetpusker on March 04, 2012, 05:11:48 am
As a busker I can't believe I hadn't noticed this thread previously. Good stuff, if different to what I do with puppets on the street.


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on March 04, 2012, 06:34:06 am
Welcome to PandS Buppetpusker! What type of puppets do you preform on the street?


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Buppetpusker on March 04, 2012, 07:01:22 am
I'm way into hand and rod/live hand stuff, not so much the marionettes which seem to be a fixture. At the moment I'm building an Ostrich illusion with a fake arm, the same principle as the one that was used by British comic Rod Hull with Emu. I'll be doing stuff like riding a unicycle, hat juggling, using the beak of the ostrich to hammer a nail into my nose and some slapstick stuff with the ostrich, so I'm essentially a one man duo, as well as being bright and colorful. I tend to busk circle shows with knife juggling, sleight of hand, playing the musical saw. By integrating my passion for puppetry into this I am doing something quite different from both established circle acts and walk-by street puppetry that are already commonplace.


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on March 04, 2012, 07:05:31 am
I've never heard the term "circle show".  Can you explain that?  I have an idea of what it might mean but figure why not ask the expert. :)


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Buppetpusker on March 04, 2012, 07:28:37 am
Ok, so street performance comes in two styles really - walk by and circle show. A walk by act is playing a musical instrument, dancing, most marionette acts. A place for coins to be put is out and the audience walk by and simply place change in. In contrast, a Circle show is an act that attracts a large crowd and holds them for a period of time, generally 20-45 minutes long, and culminates in a spectacular finale. Such a show would be usually in a tourist-heavy spot with many people and no traffic. There is a crowd build, where the performer gets the attention of passers by and starts to organise a crowd in a circle around him (hence the name) to create a makeshift stage. Then there are some smaller, suspense building acts before ending with a finale (Often something like fire, a tall unicycle or a complex magic trick) and donations are placed into the perfomer's hat at the end.


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Na on March 04, 2012, 08:29:30 am
Hello Buppetpusker! (Man, say that three times fast) We seem to be attacting more Aussies all the time - whereabouts are you from? And do you have any vids? I'd love to see your act in ... action :)


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Puppetainer on March 04, 2012, 10:39:29 am
Welcome Buppetpusker! Sounds like you've got quite an act indeed! I would love to see some video of your performances!


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on March 04, 2012, 12:29:18 pm
Thanks for the details!  I kind of had a feeling that is what you where talking about.


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Billy D. Fuller on March 04, 2012, 02:28:16 pm
As a busker I can't believe I hadn't noticed this thread previously. Good stuff, if different to what I do with puppets on the street.

Welcome to Puppets and stuff............. Sorry I missed your post.


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Buppetpusker on March 05, 2012, 04:53:51 am
Hello Buppetpusker! (Man, say that three times fast) We seem to be attacting more Aussies all the time - whereabouts are you from? And do you have any vids? I'd love to see your act in ... action :)
Sadly I have no video, but I'm from Sydney and I perform generally at Darling Harbour, weather permitting. I also do some markets around the place and the subway tunnel at Central train station (playing the musical saw, not puppeteering). With a bit of luck I'll be down in Melbourne for a bit later this year, after I've finished my last year of school.


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Puppetainer on March 05, 2012, 12:04:55 pm
Well as much as I would LOVE to visit your beautiful country I rather doubt it's in the cards this year. Hopefully someone can catch a bit of your act and share it for us potential fans across the ocean.


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Na on March 05, 2012, 12:47:11 pm
That's annoying! I won't be getting to Syd anytime soon, but if you do come down let me know. Any pics of the puppets in the meantime?


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Lizzies Lair on March 06, 2012, 01:18:12 am
How did I miss a fellow Aussie? Welcome to the P&S hoard Buppetpusker! The Aussie contingents are certainly on the rise! Would love to see pics as Na said. How often do you perform? I get to Sydney a bit so would love to see your act and show some P&S love.  :lol


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Puppetainer on March 06, 2012, 01:09:19 pm
And then Lizzie could take some video to share!


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Rikka on March 06, 2012, 11:47:48 pm
++ for puppetainer! ;)


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Buppetpusker on March 09, 2012, 11:03:13 pm
How did I miss a fellow Aussie? Welcome to the P&S hoard Buppetpusker! The Aussie contingents are certainly on the rise! Would love to see pics as Na said. How often do you perform? I get to Sydney a bit so would love to see your act and show some P&S love.  :lol

I perform when school and weather permit me to, whereabouts are you located?


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Lizzies Lair on March 10, 2012, 12:55:34 am
I perform when school and weather permit me to, whereabouts are you located?

Hey again. I'm in Coffs Harbour, so a few hours North of you. But I get to Sydney as often as I can. My brother is in Newtown so trips down to see him and catch some music keeps me sane!

I actually stayed in Darling Harbour a couple of months ago (this crazy old wool shed converted in to a motel!) and for the week I was there, didn't see a single busker. Twas very disappointing.


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Buppetpusker on March 10, 2012, 05:14:44 am
Darling Harbour (And worse yet Circular Quay) is meant to be one of the hardest busking pitches worldwide to busk, so I guess it's a blessing that I've learnt/am learning the trade there. Buskers are a fickle lot, during the Adelaide or Edinburgh fringe festival, or anything else like that, most of the big names pack themselves up and head to where all the money is, doesn't matter where globally - chances are you came down during one of those off weeks. Send me a PM next time you're in Sydney and I can tell you if I'm busking/will be able to busk during that period - after November this year I'll be busking full time as my source of income, once year 12 is over.


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Na on March 10, 2012, 01:51:40 pm
Do you ever come to Melbourne for the fringe?

PS Good luck for year 12! Lizzie and I are roughly 12 years out of school... I don't know about her, but I remember it being a busy and stressful time.


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Lizzies Lair on March 11, 2012, 12:21:47 am
Will do Buppetpusker. Would be awesome to see! And yes, massive luck for all that lays ahead of you this year.

Oh my Na. Massive flash backs of those days now! At the time it seemed like the end of the world approaching and now it's simply a tiny dot on the timeline!


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Na on March 12, 2012, 05:33:26 am
Yeah, it's hard to believe it's that long ago. Looking back, I think there's more hype than real stress in final exams... but then I wasn't trying to get into med school either so getting all A's wasn't a big deal for me ;)


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Buppetpusker on March 12, 2012, 08:26:39 pm
Na, I'm likely going to catch the train down to Melb for a bit after school is over,and then hopefully be able to do Melbourne and Adelaide Fringes. I have performed as part of the Sydney Frigne last year and I intend to again this year.
6 months until I graduate, 7 months until the exams start, fun, fun,fun :D


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Lizzies Lair on March 13, 2012, 01:34:55 am
Yeah, it's hard to believe it's that long ago. Looking back, I think there's more hype than real stress in final exams... but then I wasn't trying to get into med school either so getting all A's wasn't a big deal for me ;)

Me neither. I was one of those gifted children so thought I didn't have to study. My stress came when exams approached and my academic parents realised I'd spent my time doing all the naughty and illegal things 17 yr old girls do   :shhh when I should really have been memorising metaphysical poetry! I got through but by the skin of my teeth! I think I was grounded until I'd finished my first semester of Uni after that performance! (equally stressful!)

That sounds an awesome plan Buppetpusker! I hope you can make it happen  :)


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: andycomic on June 24, 2012, 10:27:22 am
Update, I have been adding to this list for a while now. I have just made a simple playlist that I will just add more and more to as I find them.
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA0A555D564F343B8 (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA0A555D564F343B8)
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA0A555D564F343B8

the list is around 45 now, however I have multiples vid of some performers on other playlists. I sadly suspect that as economies get worse around the world, we'll see more and more puppets on the street.


Title: Re: Street Performing Puppets
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on June 24, 2012, 12:08:50 pm
Not sure why the link it not working to the playlist. I'll try to look closer at that when I get home to KC later in the week.  I did go ahead and make sure the URL is there it is just not a click-able link. You'll need to copy and past.