Animations techniques

Single rod marionettes

Single rod marionettes have a very limited capacity for movement. Attached to the top of the head of the figure, the rod enables the figure to be moved with varying degrees of precision depending on the method of attachment, but the movements of the arms and legs are not directly controlled: they are produced by the shaking and impulses given by the puppeteer. This method of manipulation is used in several regional traditions, notably in Cologne, in Liège for the Tchantchès repertoire, or in Evora for the Bonecos de Santo Aleixo.