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A Puppet Grasp Turns into a Knight — UNIMA-USA



Bernd Ogrodnik, the Inventive Director and co-founder of the Icelandic Middle for Puppetry Arts, Grasp Puppeteer for the Nationwide Theater of Iceland, and previous president of UNIMA Iceland, acquired a Knighthood from Iceland’s President on January 2, 2021.  Bernd, an professional in marionette design and development for a wide range of efficiency mediums, has traveled the world conducting workshops, in addition to instructing at his dwelling base and on-line. Mary Nagler, the awardee of this yr’s UNIMA-USA Examine Overseas Scholarship, was savvy sufficient to decide on Iceland as her vacation spot and Bernd as her trainer.

A word on his Knighthood from Bernd:

“Yesterday we had been invited to our president’s residency the place I used to be made a Knight of the Order of the Falcon, for companies to puppet theatre and tradition. Due to Covid laws, my wonderful spouse and companion Hildur pinned the medal to my chest, which is greater than symbolic in describing her contribution to the wonders and success of my life. I’m a lucky man, dwelling in a land the place the president doesn’t must be surrounded by safety guards, the place Mom Nature fills your coronary heart with inspiration, pleasure and vitality, the place the worth of Artwork is supported and revered and a Puppeteer is granted knighthood. I’m actually humbled by this honor and vow in good knights’ style to maintain utilizing my puppets to assist shield and assist the land and its folks and to repay no less than a few of the huge love and assist I’ve been granted by this magical island referred to as Iceland. Thanks, expensive family and friends in your outpouring of congratulations and kindest phrases. I’m deeply touched.”

Knight of the Order of the Falcon—a well-deserved honor, and an excellent cool title.

Congratulations, Bernd, and right here, right here!

Study extra about Bernd and Worlds of Puppets.

The UNIMA World Encyclopedia of Puppetry Arts entry about Bernd

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