paperhand puppets : invisible earth

547457_516661695073322_1350854189_n Paperhand Puppets Intervention puts on some seriously impressive performances with their large scale puppets and sculptures. Based in North Carolina, they've been putting on a summer show for the last fourteen years. This summer, it's called "Invisible Earth" and these are photos of the performance, taken by Lee Capps Photography. Looks incredible!

Here's Paperhand's intriguing description of this summer's production:

A paradoxical pageant of hope, impending doom and planetary possibilities.  The Monkeys of the Modern World, explore the workings of the world and ask; What is our nature? Are we creators or buffoons? Are we evolving?  The great unfolding mystery of the Invisible Earth is upon us!  Featuring the Dance of Domestication and a cast of goats, chickens, pigs and trilobites.  New this year, music created by critically acclaimed composer Ari Picker of Lost in the Trees and an all new Paperhand band.  Join us for an evening of exploration, enchantment, and ancient creatures!

Using giant puppets, masks, stilts, painted flats, junk, and paper-cut shadows, Paperhand tells stories that reflect our humanity (or lack there of) back to us, hoping to inspire people of all ages toward a better world.

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(*via Children's Illustration)