We’re headed to Albury soon for the huge opening celebration party of MAMA Albury’s new art museum.
MAMA’s Big Night Out is being co-ordinated by Artistic Director, Elizabeth Walsh, “It’s more than a street party, it will be like a choreographed event in the square. If people are expecting balloons and sausage sizzles they’ll be disappointed, it’s going to be much more.”
2015 was our third year at Aarhus Festuge. Our puppets love getting up close and personal with the people of Aarhus, and our performers love visiting!
Our Tour Manager and Production Manager Katrina Chandra gave us the low down:
What surprising things have you learnt this time travelling with Snuff Puppets?
One of Aarhus’ famous old architects hated the church so much he put gargoyles and mad faces on all the buildings he designed, all pointing at the church.
What feedback did you get from audiences?
Audiences have been loving us here at Aarhus festival. Especially as seagulls have recently been declared a pest which can be shot (with a special license though, luckily no one has tried yet). As per usual kids ask if the puppets are real – one at the school we performed at today thought they were remote controlled robots…
What’s the most interesting/funny/weird experience while on tour?
How violent kids can be!
But seriously, being in international arts festivals is always great, we get to meet cool people and see great stuff, getting immersed in local culture as well as seeing amazing art from around the world.
Someone let our Seagulls lose in a shopping centre in Aarhus!
Our Seagulls are now flying north to Denmark for Aarhus Festival. Farewell and safe travels!
While we’re off in Japan making new puppets we haven’t forgotten you, Melbourne, our first love. Come and meet our Hand, Eye, Mouth and Foot in Prahran.
Our Human Body Parts will be performing at Stonnington’s Glow Festival.
14, 15, 21 & 22 August 5.40 to 8pm at Cato Street Car Park, Prahran VIC.
The Pacific Gods rocked it at Federation Square for the Light in Winter solstice celebration. Images courtesy Federation Square.
The Seagulls have got plenty of puppet friends who’d love to hitch a lift to Europe so please contact us if you’ve got another gig in Europe in September.
The Pacific Gods puppets that were made during our People‘s Puppet Project with Brimbank City Council will be doing a show and wandering around meeting folks on Saturday at the Federation Square Solstice Celebration.
Our Human Body Parts will be appearing this week at the Esplanade presents: Flipside Festival in Singapore. Continue Reading →