Penjelajahan Orangutan

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I have emerged from the jungle! For the past seven weeks I have been camped out in the wilds of Central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) doing a very special project. Penjelajahan Orangutan is a collaborative street theatre project with an environmental message. Hosted by Yayasan Permakultur Kalimantan, we worked closely with the permaculture centre and were based at their brand new …

Au Chat Noir Paris 2015

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First of all, I’d like to enlighten you with a short explanation as to why the Chat Noir is a super cool place. You may recognise the iconic art nouveau graphic depicting a swirly cat – this is the gorgeous promotional image for the establishment. Its namesake (*now sadly long departed) was a fabulous hub for 19th century Parisian bohemia, …

Secret Garden Festival 2015

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What do you get when you take a dairy farm, a bunch of performance artists and several thousand hipsters at a dress up party? The wonderful thing that is Secret Garden Festival. I was blown away by how gorgeous the property and site was, it was delight to explore little fairy lit pathways through the rain forest, silk draped grottoes …

Dili Debrief #3

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Definitely one of the absolute highlights of my entire trip to Timor Leste was my visit to Ba Futuru, a centre promoting educational and peace building activities for children and young people. Literally meaning, ‘for the future’ the centre is a major beacon of peace in Dili and delivers a wide range of projects from theatre classes, after school activities …

Psyfari Debrief #1 Arts Program

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Last month I had the great pleasure of programming all the arts content for Psyfari Festival. This festival has been running for about five years in the spectacular Capertee Valley and features a gorgeous array of live and electronic music across three stages, complete with markets, workshops and food. The decor, programming and general vibes all respond to the theme: …

Dili Debrief #1: Dili Folk Club

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Down a dark street by the seaside in the tumultuous town of Dili, on the island of Timor Leste, there is a warm little haven in a fairy lit living room. Come Thursday evening, the room fills with diplomats, Timorese musicians, Australian expats and neighbors. There is wine, snacks and laughter. This is Dili Folk Club. I was lucky enough …

Dili Debrief #2

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While in Dili, I had the privileged of presenting to 180 primary school students at the Dili International School. The school its self is beautiful, with fantastic teachers and great kids.   They were in for a treat as I dimmed the lights and did a short performance of Encounter With A Monster for the children, who looked on in …

Pine Street Smart Arts Festival

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We had the great pleasure of performing puppetry at last year’s Smart Arts Festival and we’re back for more. The opening party is free and will feature your favourite Umbrella ladies, alongside a host of other diversions of art, music and visuals. But that’s not all folks, the party marks a week long celebration of interesting events and opportunities. They …

April Gig Guide

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Hells yeah! Next weekend I have some sweet new gigs for you, from free fun to freaky folly. Back to back launch parties by some strange coincidence, though each with their own very distinct, tasty flavours. I’ll be doing some puppetry and a bit of burlesque at these two very exciting endeavours!   Friday 04 April 2014 – 6-9pm Smart …

Jurassic Lounge Becomes Extinct!

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              Yeoow! With great sadness, and yet also with great zest, we will be fare-welling Jurassic Lounge TONIGHT. After several fabulous years performing as freaks amongst the dinosaur bones at this iconic event, extinction has caught up with us. We are honoured to be performing our puppet parable ‘Save Me’ at the LAST EVER …