João Paulo Seara Cardoso was a portuguese master puppeteer.
He was a storyteller exploring motion to create emotion, using many puppet techniques and performing objects. João Paulo studied puppetry in Institut International de La Marionette and learned with another great masters like Jim Henson. Made many puppet television productions for Portuguese Television like A Árvore dos Patafúrdios
He funded the Teatro Marionetas do Porto in 1988 and kept alive puppetry traditions by performing with Teatro Dom Roberto.
I had the privilege to work and learn with him and his my inspiration for my thesis.