Pablo Cano: The Toy Box is a revival of Pablo Cano’s 2004 musical marionette production, The Toy Box. Featuring marionettes and stage set created from found objects based on Claude Debussy’s 1913 children’s ballet La Boite a Joujoux, a solo piano piece that was intended for marionettes, but never realized during the French composer’s lifetime. Bringing the marionettes to life in the MOCA production are Cano’s collaborators, choreographer Katherine Kramer, and concert pianist Karen Schwartz.

Cano’s marionettes infuse the production with a sense of wonderment that reflects the era in which the work was originally composed. The Toy Box Revival (short film) produced by Southern Land Films, captures Cano's timeless vision.

Pablo Cano: The Toy Box Revival is commissioned by MOCA, North Miami.


Pablo Cano

Karen Schwartz

Katherine Kramer

Nina Hlava
Priscilla Marrero
Jocelyn Perez
Carlota Pradera
Pioneer Winter

Story and Music: Claude Debussy
Marionettes and Set Design: Pablo Cano
Narrator: Pablo Cano
Lighting Designer: All Access, AVL
Translation: Mark Etienne

Victor Muniz
Producer / Editor

Peter Vahan
Director of Photography

Neil McCoun
Production Sound Mixer

Manuel Galvez
Sound Mix

Filmed by
Peter Vahan
Bonnie Beregszaszi
Victor Muniz

Katzman Family Foundation/
Dr. Shulamit & Chaim Katzman

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
Southern Land Films, inc. © 2013. All Rights Reserved.