Hori Hiroshi: A Puppet Master Rises from the Embers

44m 00s
Broadcast on April 9, 2022 Available until April 9, 2023

In the early 1980s, celebrated puppet master Hori Hiroshi and his wife Maiko created "ningyo-mai," a novel kind of performance art inspired by traditional Japanese theater in which he shares a stage with dolls in dance. For the next 4 decades, Maiko, a theater director, pushed Hori to forge new artistic paths for his craft. After Maiko passed away in 2018, Hori was bereft of the passionate force behind his artistic ambitions. How can he use the craft he has cultivated to work through his grief?

Program Outline