planchettes were made by The Early Music and Dance Research
Society, in the Tokyo area, for my performances with them. Since having
invited me to join in on their biennial exhibitions back in the early
'90s, they have included a variety of puppet types in
The male puppet has a sword, the female a broom. Are
they dancing or
With the tabor pipe (flute) sheathed, I'm playing a percussive passage
Planchettes at rest.
The Gaudi-esque setting is an art school for youngsters, near Tokyo.
The show was lightly hung on a theatrical theme of the return of Don
A closer view.
These aren't planchettes, but since this mini show was
at the same
event I sneaked it onto the page.
The American tradition of apple dolls has them
as just that, decorative dolls.
Lately I've begun using the
ones we make as puppets, too.
If this kind of stuff interests you, you might get a kick out of the
rest of Gregoland