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Wayang World Puppet Carnival – Jakarta Sept 1-8th, 2013

http://www.wayangcarnival.com/home/ Well the dust has settled, and Im ready to write about the wonderful time had at ‘the most extravagant wayang-puppet carnival in the world!’ Over 40 companies played, with a big eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary work.  I … Continue reading

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Imaginary Leaps with Kulunga Aboriginal Kindergarten, W.A

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Allira, Rachel and Chris celebrate at NAIDOC day Since July 2012, I have been collaborating with Kulunga Aboriginal Kindergarten, Hilton, Fremantle, Western Australia, a unique community resource for supporting early years children of Indegenous heritage and their families. I have … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Behind the scenes at the UNIMA congress China 2012

This time last year DNA accompanied Foley Bergere at the UNIMA World Congress of Puppet Theatre in Chengdu, China. Here’s a quirky film made by Rachel Riggs of her experience with Joanne Foley. The film was originally made as a … Continue reading

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Cloud Child – a puppeteer’s perspective

I sit on a cloud and watch as the audience starts to trickle into the space in small groups. The big ones are fussing over where to sit and dealing with coats and personal items, chatting away to the small … Continue reading

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WE DID IT! Thanks to our supporters we made our crowdfunding goal

We’re very grateful and fortunate to have had a tremendous amount of support in the creation of our new show Cloud Child. Our kickstarter bid to raise a tiny proportion (about 7%) of our project budget to build and tour … Continue reading

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“One of the best performances for their age”

Assistant Director, Shakera, collects thoughts from herself and the audience before and after the much anticipated Cloud Child preview, at Horse & Bamboo Theatre’s performance space, The Boo. Sunday 27th January arrives and myself and the Company are, like any … Continue reading

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You can help us make a magical experience for young audiences.

by Adam Bennett Almost everyone who is into culture and the arts saw something amazing when they were very young. I bet you did and I’m no exception. I saw the first episodes of Sesame Street in November 1969 when … Continue reading

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Technical Reflection

‘Cloud Child is like candyfloss: a sweet storyline for a child to chew on.’ Work placement theatre tech student Rebecca Riggs-Bennett reflects upon working on Cloud Child rehearsals ‘I work within this performance as a generator: expanding sounds which create … Continue reading

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DNA welcomes new Chicken Licken performer

When the creator and original performer of DNA’s ‘Chicken Licken‘ Adam Bennett met Melvyn Rawlinson to work together with Luis Zornoza Boy at Norwich Puppet Theatre to create a solo show of The Pied Piper, neither of them had the … Continue reading

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Hand-made magic in a one woman show – ‘Change of Heart’

Rachel Riggs is obsessed with hearts. This British born puppeteer, artist and director has had a thing about them ever since the first show she made in 1993 called ‘The Cabinet of Hearts’. Since then she founded her own company … Continue reading

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