November 12, 2014 | Presentation | The Salzburg Marionettes

The Salzburg Marionettes - A peek behind the scenes

Since 100 years (the Salzburg Marionettes celebrate their 100 birthday on February 27, 2012), three generations of the Aicher family have devoted loving care and enthusiasm to maintaining and cultivating the ancient art of puppetry. Today the Salzburg Marionette Theatre employs 12 puppeteers, trained in a wide variety of trades and professions. Qualities common to all of them are musicality, manual skill, and the ability to emphathise with the various characters in order to bring alive the marionettes on the stage. The Salzburg Marionette Theatre has evolved its own technique, which is used as a model by many marionette theatres worldwide. The puppeteers' training, which takes place exclusively in the theatre itself, demands just as much time and perseverance as learning to play a musical instrument. The Austrian Cultural Forum is proud to presents a peek behind the scenes of this traditional and extraordinary art form.

When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 7:30 pm
Where: Austrian Cultural Forum | 3524 International Court NW | Washington, DC, 20008