Giant Eye and Ear at Provocaré

Eye

The giant Eye and Ear from the Human Body Parts are roaming around the Chapel Street Precinct over the next two weeks for Provocaré Chapel Street Melbourne Winter Arts Festival 2018.

TIMES+LOCATIONS:

Fri 6 July 12.30pm: Corner Chapel St + Commercial Rd

Fri 6 July 6.30pm: 670 Chapel St

Sat 7 July 4.00pm: Greville St (Between Porter + Chapel St)

Sat 7 July 6.30pm: Corner Chapel St + High St

Fri 13 July 12.30pm: Corner  Chapel St + Commercial Rd

Fri 13 July 6.30pm: 670 Chapel St

Sat 14 July 4.00pm: Greville St (Between Porter St +Chapel St)

Sat 14 July 6.30pm: Corner Chapel St + High St

 

Punch Agathe in Germany 

Punch Agathe was born at Snuff Labb in Melbourne, tiny as a pin. Travelling to her homeland in Kinshasa she grows up and discovers her super powers. Eventually arriving in Germany Punch Agathe becomes a full grown super heroine, tall as a three storey building.

Over 9 days in Bochum Germany we built the inflatable 18 metre tall Punch Agathe puppet while also running our Peoples Puppet Project with young artists from Bochum and Stuttgart. Everything created was presented at FIDENA and Moers Festival.

We also had free run of an abandoned church in Bochum where pianos were dropped from great hights, breasts danced on the alter, mole rats appeared from tunnels under the church floor and Punch Agathe ruled supreme.

Snuff Puppets return to Kinshasa

In March 2018, we returned to Kinshasa to run a second People’s Puppet Project with our collaborators; Espace Masolo and Gütesigel Kultur.

Over eight days we worked with 30 artists and created an outdoor theatre spectacle based on the young life of Punch Agathe.

The work was performed at three locations in Kinshasa; Gare Central, Kinkole and Espace Masolo.

This video was shot on the road outside the gates of the Espace Masolo arts centre.

This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Snuff Labb 2018

Come inside Snuff Puppets’ studio for a private showing of Snuff Labb, the culmination of our in-house creative training and experimental workshops.

Snuff Labb 2018 embraced the creative talents of 20 artists including international artist-in-residence, Stefanie Oberhoff, from Germany.

The Ian Potter Foundation fund Snuff Labb 2017-20

People’s Puppet Project in Xi’an

Snuff Puppets Artists Daniele Poidomani (Director), Nick Wilson, Suzanne Kalk and Erin Hall are working with over 30 artists on a People’s Puppet Project in Xi’an, China. This project is being run in partnership with the Shaanxi Performing Arts Center.

The puppets will make their public debut at the Xi’an Drama Festival on the 2018 Labour Day festival weekend.

3pm-7pm, Sunday 29th April,  South Wild Goose Pagoda Square, Xi’an
3pm-7pm, Monday 30th April, Wild Goose Pagoda Square, Xi’an
3pm-7pm, Tuesday 1st May, Wild Goose Pagoda Square, Xi’an

More bilingual info here. 

This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.  

Mutuashi – The Dance of Freedom – Outdoor Dance Classes

Mutuashi – The Dance of Freedom

Mutuashi: Dance of Freedom! Outdoor Dance Classes
Free in Wyndham parks and open spaces.
Mutuashi is a traditional dance from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Dance instructor, Florence Shinanduku, will be assisted by Kelly Boom from Snuff Puppets.
Classes are fun for everyone of ALL AGES AND ABILITIES.

🕚 WHEN + WHERE
11-11.30am Saturday 27 January:
Wyndham Harbour, Marina Quays

11-11.30am Saturday 3 February:
Wyndham Harbour, Marina Quays

11-11.30am Saturday 10 February:
Point Cook Coastal Park, Side Entrance Road

11-11.30am Saturday 17 February:
Point Cook Coastal Park, Side Entrance Road

11-11.30am Saturday 24 February:
Werribee Pop Up Park, Station Place, Werribee
(Near Werribee Station)

11-11.30am Saturday 3 March:
Point Cook Pop Up Park, Murnong Street, Point Cook

RAIN 
We will be dancing outside. In case of bad weather, check this event page for alternate plans or cancellations.

COST 
Free for all! Just turn up before 11 am and be ready to DANCE or sit back and ENJOY! 😉

CONTACT 
For further enquiries phone Florence on 0470 225 497 or email people@snuffpuppets.com.

FACEBOOK
Follow the event page.

THANKS 
This project is proudly supported by Wyndham City. Snuff Puppets is supported by Maribyrnong City Council, The Ian Potter Foundation and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

🕺💃🕺 LET THE JOY FLOW THROUGH YOU 💃🕺 💃

Human Body Parts tour Hong Kong

The Human Body Parts are heading to Hong Kong to perform live at ‘Freespace at Taikoo Place’. 26-29 October 2017

Human Body Parts
Photo: Simon Terrill

Showtimes:
Thur 26 Oct: 12.40, 6.50pm (Taikoo Place)
Fri 27 Oct:  12.40, 5.10, 6pm (Taikoo Place)
Sat 28 Oct: 3.15, 5pm, 7pm (Taikoo Park)
Sun 29 Oct: 12.40, 2.10, 3pm (Taikoo Park)

Address:
Freespace at Taikoo Place,
979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.
MTR Quarry Bay, Exit A

More info:
www.westkowloon.hk/en/humanbodyparts

Presented by:
Freespace at Taikoo Place, co-organised by West Kowloon Cultural District and Taikoo Place.

Snuff Puppets Europe Tour Summer 2017

snuff euro tour map 2017

We are touring Europe with three works. In Germany we created Die Hand/La Main, a giant puppet spectacle with refugees and two brass bands; Kinshasa’s Fanfare Masolo! and Wuppertal’s Belakongo! Everybody’s Human Body Parts are also touring all over Britain, Germany, Austria and Hungary. A Snuff Skool puppeteering workshop will be held in Ludwigshafen. Our Artistic Director, Andy Freer, will deliver a public lecture in Stuttgart.

TOUR DATES

Die Hand/La Main – previews
19-20 May:  (Wuppertal, Germany)
 * 4.30pm Friday 19 May: Elberfeld: Parade from neumarkt, 5pm at Church Sq. -> more info

* 12pm Saturday 20 May: Barmen: parade from old market, 12:30pm siblings-Scholl-Platz

Die Hand/La Main – premiere
24-27 May: Kirchentag (Berlin, Germany)
*  24 Mai, 20 Uhr: Hauptbühne des Evangelischen Kirchentages 2017, vorm Reichstag Berlin
*  25 Mai, ab 14:30 Uhr: auf dem Gelände der Messe Berlin
*  26 Mai, 17 Uhr: Zionskirche Berlin
*  27 Mai, von 12:30: Tempodrom Berlin

Giant Puppets of Kinshasa / Human Body Parts
1-5 June: Moers Festival (Moers, Germany)

Human Body Parts
18 June: Stamp Festival (Hamburg, Germany)
* Sunday 11am: parade

Human Body Parts
24-25 June: Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (London, UK)
Cutty Sark Gardens, 
* Saturday: 1.50pm, 3.40pm, 7.15pm
* Sunday: 12.45pm, 2.30pm, 6pm

Human Body Parts
4-9 July: Tollwood Summer Festival (Munich, Germany)
Festival Ground, Olympiapark Süd
* Tuesday 4 July: 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
* Wednesday 5 July: 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
* Thursday 6 July: 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
* Friday 7 July: 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
* Saturday 8 July: 4pm, 6pm, 7.30pm
* Sunday 9 July: 3pm, 5pm, 8pm

Human Body Parts
11-16 July: Summer Festival of CulturesStuttgart (Germany)
*  Tuesday 11 July: 7.30pm Marketpl, Stuttgart
* Saturday 15th July: late-afternoon/early evening, Marketpl,  Stuttgart
* Sunday 16th July: mid-afternoon, Marketpl, Stuttgart

Lecture: ‘VERY BIG and very very very small
* Wednesday 19 July:  8.30pm. TICKETS: FITZ! Zentrum für Figurentheater (Stuttgart, Germany)

Human Body Parts
21-22 July: Internationales Straßentheaterfestival (Ludwigshafen, Germany)
* Friday 21 July: 3pm, 5.15pm, 9pm, Boulevard der Träume II
* Saturday 22 July: 3pm, 5.15pm, 9pm, Boulevard der Träume II

Snuff Skool
23 July: Internationales Straßentheaterfestival (Ludwigshafen, Germany)
* 10am, Städtische Musikschule. 5pm workshop public roaming, Boulevard der Träume II

Human Body Parts
27-29 July: Olala Festival (Lienz, Austria)
* Thursday 27 July: 6pm, Matrei
* Friday 28 July: 11.30am and 4.30pm,  Fußgängerzone
* Friday 28 July: 9.45pm Innichen (Italy)
* Saturday 29 July: 12pm, Mittagsparade, Beginn Stadtapotheke
* Saturday 29 July: 3.30pm and 5pm, Fußgängerzone

Human Body Parts
10-15 August: Sziget (Budapest, Hungary)
* Shows 4.30 pm,5.30 pm and 7pm daily. Except for TUESDAY’S shows at 3, 4 and 5pm.
Near the ‘Travelling Funfair’ (no. 62 on festival map)

 

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund. Snuff Puppets is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

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