The Evolution of Puppetry: A presentation by Brian Henson
Sunday, December 4, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Brian Henson, son of Jim Henson, Chairman of The Jim Henson Company, and award-winning director, producer, and puppeteer, will give an inside view of the history, and future, of the unique Henson technique and style of puppetry that revolutionized the art form for television and film. He will show samples of the company's work throughout the years, incuding behind-the-scenes clips from Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal and recent work on the TV series Farscape and Sid the Science Kid. Henson will then give a live demonstration of puppetry for the screen; a special opportunity to see one of the masters of the form at work. This will be followed by a Q&A session, with audience questions.
Tickets: $25 public / $20 Museum members / Free for Silver Screen members and above. Call 718 777 6800 to reserve tickets or order online.