The Human Body Parts have been exported to Europe!
Snuff Puppets are leaving Melbourne on their first international tour since the pandemic.
We will perform our Human Body Parts roaming show and other works at festivals throughout Europe in June and July 2022.
The giant puppets will first hit the streets of Lisbon at the Festas de Lisboa – originally scheduled for 2020 – followed by the Figura Theaterfestival in Switzerland.
We then visit Krakow Poland together with German artist Stefanie Oberhoff, to run a workshop with Ukrainian refugees and local artists. Together will create a new work for the city’s Jewish Culture Festival, inspired by local legends which address conflict and transformation through the symbols of birds and flowers.
In Stuttgart we will present another new work, gathering together all 20 giant puppets born from the sprawling transnational collaboration Punch Agathe. 20 artists from around the world that have contributed to the project over its five years will work together in a circus tent and in the streets of central Stuttgart across three Global Melting Days.
Both new works will be created in collaboration with Stefanie Oberhoff and local and international artists.
“With the pandemic, war and climate emergency, we hope our surreal puppets can help lift people’s spirits. We are really looking forward to creating work with Ukrainian refugees in Poland,” said Snuff Puppets artistic director Andy Freer.
A digital artist will travel with the troupe, releasing tour videos and snippets to their 500,000+ social media followers.
To lower the company’s transport-related carbon footprint, the Human Body Parts will remain in Europe for two years, and local puppeteers will be trained up for a planned 2023 tour.
9-11 June 2022
Festas de Lisboa
18 & 22 June 2022
27 June – 3 July 2022
Jewish Culture Festival
Workshop with Stefanie Oberhoff and & Korali choir
Workshop open to the public to help: 14:00-18:00 Monday to Friday
PUBLIC PERFORMANCE: 4pm Saturday 2 July 2022
Workshop & Performance start at:
ul. Św. Sebastiana 32, Kazimierz, Krakow, Poland
13- 15 July 2022
GLOBAL MELTING DAYS with GÜTESIEGEL KULTUR* / Stefanie Oberhoff & local artists
Luggage for the touring party is generously supplied by Melbourne’s Crumpler
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body