Marionettes that’s freakin’ what! And marionette mime-clowns are just this side of mind-blowingly scary. Usually.
That said this piece, with a marionette discovering his attached puppet master and casting off his strings thereby essentially choosing the freedom of “death”, is brilliant and sad. French puppeteer Philippe Genty, member of the Paul Daniel’s magic show, performs the piece.
Okay I changed my mind. They are not creepy. They are heartbreaking. Or maybe I am just a pushover. What say you?
Thanks to Coilhouse for pointing me to the video.