Posts tagged as: Jennifer

Terry Fator and friends talk about puppetry in Vegas

Step inside the world of Terry Fator and meet Winston, Emma and Vicki in a unique interview.

A puppetry tutorial with Baldet as Timon from “The Lion King”

Meet Damian Baldet from Disney’s “The Lion King” and see how he transforms a 15-pound puppet into the character of Timon.

Go behind the scenes with the crab and starfish of “KÀ”

Go backstage with the performers of “KÀ” as they demonstrate the acrobatics necessary to transform a man into a crab.

Learn shadow puppetry with the cast of “KÀ”

Go backstage with the performers of “KÀ” as they demonstrate shadow puppetry.

The power of puppetry

The power of puppetry

By Jennifer Whitehair Vegas.com In 1989 a puppet army invaded the Las Vegas Strip. Using classic puppetry techniques, designer Michael Curry transformed 12 female dancers into a golden army of more than 160 marching figures for Siegfried & Roy’s show at the Mirage. Twenty years later, puppetry occupies headline roles in numerous top Las Vegas [...]

Exploring puppetry with Michael Curry

Exploring puppetry with Michael Curry

Michael Curry has enjoyed a 20-year working relationship with Las Vegas entertainment, beginning with Siegfried and Roy’s show at the Mirage. Over the years he has worked on a number of shows designing puppets and props for Cirque du Soleil’s “KÀ,” “LOVE,” and “Believe.” He has also produced work for “Le Rêve” and created the [...]

Autumn comes to the Springs Preserve

Autumn comes to the Springs Preserve

It’s not just spring that brings out the blooms at the Springs Preserve. The 180-acre cultural and historical attraction is awash in botanical color all year long. Fall brings a unique set of blooming plants to the Springs Preserve gardens including the familiar (roses) and the unique (calliandra, also known as the desert fairy duster). [...]

The mack daddy of glitz & glamour

The mack daddy of glitz & glamour

By Jennifer Whitehair Vegas.com Bob Mackie is bold, some may even say brazen when it comes to design. He once famously said, “A woman who wears my clothes is not afraid to be noticed.” It comes as no surprise that a designer noted for his exuberance and flash in clothing should enjoy a 40-year relationship [...]

A do-it-yourself job

A do-it-yourself job

Part of a Cirque du Soleil performer’s job is to do their own makeup, so workshops in makeup techniques are part of the training provided to artists. Guitar player Lionel Hamel has one of the more complicated makeup designs in “KÀ” and it takes him about an hour and a half to apply it. He [...]

Dolls of Japan Visit Henderson

Dolls of Japan Visit Henderson

The City of Henderson has welcomed 70 visitors from Japan as part of a unique cultural exchange between Nevada and the country. While these 70 visitors don’t talk, they do speak volumes about the history and culture of Japan. The guests are 70 unique dolls that make up “The Dolls of Japan” exhibit, housed in [...]

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