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A.P.T’s Stage(coach)

In 10 objects, paper shadow puppets on January 21, 2009 at 3:35 am
the-end
above the typewriter it reads:
“The time is nigh to spell things out
It’s over–now begin.
Tap your fingers, shut your mouth,
Enter your tale of the end.”
Apocalypse Stagecoach, originally uploaded by AlmostJaded.
performance at night

the apocalypse of john the rabbit…

In 10 objects, paper shadow puppets on January 21, 2009 at 2:43 am

…known as chicken little, a shadow play of the end

john-the-rabbit-collage

A still from the performance: a collage of at least 6 transparencies or puppets.

the whole photoset here

© Allen Lee 2008

“The Sky Is Falling”, better known as “Chicken Licken”, “Henny Penny” or “Chicken Little” is a fable about a chicken (or a hare in early versions) who believes the sky is falling. The story originates from the Jataka Tales of Buddhist Indian folklore.  There are many versions of the story today, but the basic premise is that an acorn falls on the head of our chicken (or hare) and s/he believes the sky is falling down.  S/he decides to tell the king (or lion, representing the Bodhisattva), and on her journey meets other animals who join her/him in the quest. The moral tone varies with the outcome.  [fun fact: Walt Disney Studios made an animated short adaptation released in 1943. It tells a variant in which all the animals are eaten by a Mein Kampf-quoting Foxy Loxy.]

from Apocalypse Puppet Theater’s “Man Killers of India” series

In 10 objects, paper shadow puppets on January 21, 2009 at 2:07 am

“Evil One of Umbalmaru” Trailer

“The Black Rogue” Trailer

from Apocalypse Puppet Theater

object 4: shadow puppets

In 10 objects, paper shadow puppets on January 21, 2009 at 1:53 am

ragnarok, originally uploaded by reidspice.

from “Ragnarok” performed by Apocalypse Puppet Theater, Oakland, CA

In Norse mythology, Ragnarök (IPA: Old Norse “Final destiny of the gods”) refers to a series of major events, including a great battle foretold to ultimately result in the death of a number of major figures, the occurrence of various natural disasters, and the subsequent submersion of the world in water.  Afterward, the world resurfaces anew and fertile, the surviving gods meet, and the world is repopulated by two human survivors.