The co-founders of Handspring won recognition for their life-long dedication. Read here what Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler say about the arts in SA.
It is with the greatest sorrow that we announce the death of our dear colleague and friend, Ncedile Daki, senior Handspring puppet maker and co-founder, technical director and designer of Ukwanda Puppetry and Design Collective, formerly known as Masiphumelele Youth Development. Early last Sunday [...]
Creatives from the South African Ukwanda Design and puppetry collective make life-sized elephants to raise awareness of the species' extinction Source: http://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2017/01/31/inside-africa-puppetry-block-a.cnn Watch the trailer
A Film by Stanley John The 2016 Barrydale Puppet Parade and Performance, called Olifantland, a multilingual visual theatre show featuring five majestic life size elephant puppets by Adrian Kohler from Handspring Puppet Company in collaboration with UKWANDA Puppet and Design Collective. [...]
Original article and photography by Aja Marneweck – Olifantland Creative Director It has been a powerful two and a half weeks here in the Tradouw, the Valley of the Women, learning not only what it means to inhabit the sound, vocalisations, [...]