Hands

It has always been said that hands are the most powerful of human tools. For puppeteers, the work of the hands oscillates between the rapid transmission evident in cathartic gestures and the studied slowness of controlled movements, which leads to poetry and to the distancing of meditative observation.

It is glove puppet paractitioners who imbibe most deeply the direct, intimate physicality of the hand. As a general rule, this guarantees them an immediate and direct communication with the audience by means of the uncompromising effect of gesture. But with rod puppets or so-called table puppets, the puppeteer’s energy is also transmitted through the hands.

The hands are for puppeteers, therefore, unconscious mediums that connect the inner world with the outside world. A reality which they share with all artists who create and express themselves through their hands.