“Puppet theater, the employment and dance of dolls, effigies and puppets, is not only historically obscure and unable to shake off its ties to shamanistic healing and other inherently strange and hard to prove social services. It is also by definition of its most persuasive characteristics, an anarchic art, subversive and untameable by nature, an art which is easier researched in police records than in theatre chronicles, an art which by fate and spirit does not aspire to represent governments or civilisations, but prefers its own secret and demeaning stature in society, representing, more or less, the demons of that society and definitely not its institutions.”
[“Radicality of the Puppet Theater” – P. Schumann]
This year OutsidePuppets is in the Mulberry Centre of Myatt’s Field Park in Lambeth.
Fede Bogo and Ludovic Pujol will be performing the original and inclusive story of the Snowman Voyage.
The snowman is lonely and bored. He meets an old yak roaming and sneezing around the mountain . When the snowman kindly offers his help, the old yak reveals his magic powers and send him on a quest to find an elixir…