By Randy heath
Seraphim is a performance based project that combines a minimalistic yet direct form of interpretive movement and large scale puppetry. It is the story of a young girl who goes through extraordinary challenges and finds a friend in the most unlikely place and time. The puppet consists of 37 kilograms of wood and aluminum framing with engineered plywood that gives its formed surface. “Nalupu” is a fully controllable puppet maned by only one. Inspiration holds its basis on the famous poem by D.H. Lawrence, “Whales Weep Not” and regard for bringing awareness to the senseless slaughter of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands and as all protected and endangered animals around the world.