Role of Performing Objects in our Lives
During my youth, I worked at a puppets theater selling tickets. I didn’t know much about puppetry because I had taken up the job to supplement my budget while in college. I didn’t have any passion in puppets and always wondered what about this art which attracted even mature people to attend the theaters. Although I could have watched any show without paying, I usually never did. After selling the tickets and accounting for the sales, I would pack and head back to college.
Then one day, I was in low spirits. I had broken up with my girlfriend and I didn’t feel like going back to college that afternoon after a show had started. I decided to watch the show. The puppeteers that day really nailed it, because by evening when the show was over and I was going home, I felt that quiet happy. My sadness had disappeared; that how I came to love puppetry and other performing arts. They usually have a way with people’s hearts and make sure that you smile, that is provided you meet actors who are good at creativity.
What Makes Puppets Unique
Like I said before, I had no interest whatsoever in attending a puppetry show or watching a then even on TV or YouTube. But there is some element in the artistic work of these performing objects that resonates with the lives of human being. As I continued to attend more shows, I realized that there is usually a personality that is created to match the character of a puppet.
This helps a puppeteer depicts the real life situation of human beings. When creating a puppet, you have to first define the role of the character in a creative manner. Think about what the character should wear, how she should behave or how she will talk. This gives a sense of direction in having a creative puppet that will make people enjoy and love a show.
The features of a performing object are also critical in bring out a message. From the various shows that I have so far attended, I realized that in any performing object, even in animated films, the features of a character help the audience to identify with it. For instance, minions have been depicted in various animated films as loyal, but dump characters.
Their physical features help the viewers to identify with them and have attraction towards them. The same case applies in all performing arts. There are some features that needs to be clearly defines especially the facial features. They not only need to be comical, but that which one can easily identify with because they shape the individual personality of the character.
Perfuming Objects Focus on the Bigger Picture
It is true that most of those whom attend the theaters to watching a puppets show are usually after fun. But on clear scrutiny, one would fail to realize that most puppeteers usually focus on the bigger picture but in a comic way. They usually try to educate us while entertaining us. They try to point some failures in the society or the various political units that forms our government. The best thing about appreciating heritage is the understanding of our diverse beliefs and practices. In most shows, you will find characters which mimic how diverse we are, but by coming together we are creating a better world.
Moreover in most show, there is the element of filtering content to ensure that what is being delivered is beneficial to the audience and doesn’t create a rift between various social groups. As a matter of facts, these shows try to bring us together by emphasizing on the social element of humans notwithstanding our differences in diversity.
The best part of the show is the humor. Humor is good and healthy. It helps us fight stress and depression and wade away the negative thoughts that could derail us in our thinking or in our day to day activities. There are show which depicts the hassles that we go through each day, but they emphasis us to shoulder on in a humorous way.