About Leat Klingman

Leat Klingman is a puppeteer filmmaker. She was born in Israel and lives and works in New York. She received her BFA from the University of Haifa, and her MFA from the New York School of Visual Arts. Leat has transformed herself from a painter/sculptor to a puppeteer-filmmaker with much joy! She concentrates on creating and telling stories of fanciful puppets and their realms, such as the case with Wolfy and Mister Pink. Her film Mister Pink & Horsy is part of Volume 4 of Handmade Puppet Dreams, by Heather Henson.

Her films were screened amongst many venues, such as Puppets in Film Festival at BAM, NY; The National Puppetry Festival in Atlanta, GA; Puppet Blok at Dixon Place in NYC; NYC Best Short Filmmakers at 3rd Ward; PUNCH at 92nd Tribeca Y; Voice4Vision Puppet Festival at Theater for the New City; Cowtown Puppetry Festival at Hip Pocket Theatre, Texas; Video for the Public at Kulturhuset in Stockholm, Sweden; V-Dance, International Festival for Video Dance at the Cinemateq in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

"Her work creates a feeling of lightness of touch and gracefulness while at the same time it reflects seriousness and professionalism. Klingman has succeeded in creating in her work a rare overlap between the world of childhood and the world of adulthood" - Yaniv Shapira, curator of Leat's solo show Kibbutz Gallery, “Couldn't Give Up in the Body”, March 2007

Leat Klingman

Directing, Art / Set Design, Experimental, Narrative

New York, New York, United States

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