Baba Yaga's Doll

Commissioned for use by The Fetch Theatre in their new production of Baba Yaga, our cloth doll puppet has spent this month in the Ukraine taking part in an annual arts festival known as Gogolfest. You might recognise the frayed apron from an earlier post called Careworn.
The puppet is loosely jointed at shoulders, elbows, knees and hips to allow for maximum flexibility and she has a head which can move from side to side and up and down. Once put into the hands of Andrew Purvin, the creative director of The Fetch, the puppet came to life, stretching and observing what was around her. Absolutely thrilling to witness.

If you're unfamiliar with the tale of the Baba Yaga you can read a version of it HERE. Of course, as with most folktales there is always more than one version. When you're next in the woods watch out for the hut with hen's feet!
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Comments

Darlene said…
She's a sweetie! I never heard of that festival...will have to reads more about it.