Thursday, 4 September 2008

I wont miss it for my life: Focus on Jim Henson

Words escape me when I try to describe the absolute respect and admiration I have for Jim Henson, the people who now carry on his work. Not just all of their amazing creations and how they've helped revolutionise puppetry, but also the education they have provided to people of all ages as well. So you wont be able to hold me back from going to this exhibition:

Focus on Jim Henson

Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Thursday 4 September - Sunday 14 September 2008

"Muppets(TM), Music and Magic! Jim Henson's Legacy is celebrated in a special season ranging from rarely screened experimental works to the pioneering puppetry of Sesame Street.

Fondly remembered for his charismatic characters who resided on that most famous of streets, and trod the boards of The Muppet Show, Jim Henson has had a profound effect on contemporary culture.

His fun-fur freakshows achieved global fame, but until recently his many incredible experimental works were rarely seen.

Henson's counter-culture sympathies informed all of his works and are mirrored in the work of animators who followed in his footsteps. We explore this legacy, and peek behind the curtain to see how his special brand of magic was created."


CurlyPops said...

Wow how cool...I hadn't heard about that.

cindy said...

WHo on earth would want to stop you from going, we should allbe heading there. It looks great. Thanks for the tip.

katiecrackernuts said...

Poop. I arrive in Melbourne on the 15th. THE 15TH!

handmade romance said...

Yay for Jim Henson! I managed to get along to one of the shows on experiments and commercials - some real early work from his college days. Brilliant stuff!