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Behind the Scenes: Theatre, Sculpture and Photography [DVD]

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Synopsis

Behind the Scenes with Julie Taymor
This episode of PBS's Behind the Scenes series exposes children to the crafts of live theater through the work of director Julie Taymor. Taymor describes the importance of the theater tradition, and expresses the energy she finds there. The video shows how stage sets are built, how actors learn their lines, and how costumes are prepared. Taymor also explains how the stage lighting and sound are handled by the crew. The important role of director is also discussed. This video is recommended for children age seven and older, as well as their parents. ~ Elizabeth Smith, Rovi

Behind the Scenes with Carrie Mae Weems
Carrie Mae Weems, the photographer, folklorist and video artist, shows how to use composition and content to create meaning in a photograph. William Wegman also helps out by focusing on one of his playful Weimaraner dogs. Behind the Scenes brings the magic and mystery of artistic creation to video. Hosted by magicians Penn and Teller, this award-winning series goes behind the scenes to discover the creative process with renowned artists including painter David Hockney, jazz percussionist Max Roach and theater director Julie Taymor. This program is an exciting and fun exploration for children and adults alike into the world of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, music, dance and theater. ~ Corinna Richards, Rovi

Behind the Scenes with Nancy Graves
This award-winning PBS series examines the creative process of artists in different mediums. Here, the late sculptor Nancy Graves reveals how she creates a sense of "anti-gravity" in her colorful sculpture collages, which look as if they are about to tip over. Hosts Penn and Teller offer a series of visual illusions to help explain balance, employing both tightrope walker Brian Dewhurst and a teeter-totter. They throw in some sight gags to keep the video moving. Graves' finished sculpture, a sort-of-clock, is a textbook example of the laws of physics at work, even though it looks like a prop out of Alice in Wonderland., Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Penn Jillette
    Penn Jillette - Host
  • Teller
    Teller - Host
  • Julie Taymor
    Julie Taymor
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