Day 2 of rehearsals began with our Creative Director Aja Marneweck leading the warm-ups and teaching our puppeteers the importance of breathing and opening their vocal channels. Music Director/Sound Engineer, Simon Kohler gave lessons on using the mouth and [...]
By ANTHONY TOMMASINI - NOV. 15, 2016 The most wrenching moment in Monteverdi’s opera “Il Ritorno d’Ulisse” (“The Return of Ulysses”), based on Homer, comes when we first meet Penelope, Ulysses’ wife. She has been waiting for what feels like an eternity for her husband to [...]
Video courtesy of Cape Town TV and UWC-Centre for HumanitiesResearch. Factory of the Arts was recently featured on New Horizons With interviews by Heidi Grunebaum and Dathini Mazayiya about the collaborative effort made with Handspring Puppet Company.
The 2016 Barrydale Puppet Parade and Performance brings you 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. Olifantland Poster Using student artwork. [...]
Original article and photography by Aja Marneweck – Olifantland Creative Director Jill Joubert has been teaching the young leaders and children of Barrydale since 2010, how to make the most gorgeous and creative puppets from amazing materials, many of which are recycled. This year, she [...]