THE HOUND DOG
A detective story for children starring Hound Dog Cap (a real genius, a Sherlock Holmes in dog society), his young apprentice Buster, his femme fatale Gina and, of course, the secret evil force behind every crime - city mayor Berimor and his vicious assistants: street artists Fenix and Felimur.
Puppets for this spectacle were made experimenting with hybrid puppet technique which allows to blend together the human movement of an actor and mechanical action of a marionette. This puppet technique was unknown territory for everyone of us and it was truly an exciting journey.
Every hero has it's prototype in real world, both as a human character of a public person and as a dog species. (Try to figure out which one is German Pinscher, Italian Greyhound or a Pug! And there are these artsy felines, can you guess their origin?)
It was a real fun, trying to imagine which dog breed would suit Benedict Cumberbatch, has he ever been reincarnated as a dog.
Learn more about the creative process in MAKING OF THE HOUND DOG.
The spectacle was created in Puppet theatre of Latvia together with director Ģirts Šolis, stage designer Reinis Pētersons and composer Edgars Mākens.
With Artūrs Putniņš, Edgars Kaufelds, Santa Didžus, Miķelis Žideļūns, Pēteris Galviņš, Baiba Vanaga, Pēteris Galviņš.
Photos by Matīss Markovskis.