Worlds of Puppets

Location: The National Theater of Iceland

Metamorphosis – Poetry in Motion

What Poetry offers to Literature, Puppetry can bring to the Theatre. “Metamorphosis” is a collection of original short stories not told with words, but with the metaphorical grace of Puppets.

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“Metamorphosis” depicts the constantly changing nature of our existence and our perception. Nothing remains the way it seems, as it does not matter what we see but how we see it.

The cast consists of the most intricate marionettes and rod puppets carved of wood, as well as unforgettable characters created simply with silk scarves and the hands and feet of the puppeteer.

The context of the vignettes ranges from the trivial to the metaphysical. A strong emphasis lies on imagery, made possible through the surrealistic quality inherent in Puppets.