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Pick & Mix - Digital Puppetry


Sat 30 Aug 2014, 10:30am–12:15pm

Where: Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Alex Ellis

Every Saturday from 21 June to 6 September 2014, get a taste for the performing arts. We have 12 weeks of free family fun to get you through winter! From ballet to comedy, story-telling to hip hop, and theatre techniques, there is something for everyone in our 2014 Pick & Mix programme. Every Saturday morning, musicians, dancers, actors and storytellers will perform and run workshops for the whole family to enjoy for free. This is a great opportunity to introduce your kids, family and friends to performing arts entertainment and activities. Come and go as you please, there are no tickets or allocated seating. Just turn up and join in the fun or just relax and be entertained - it’s the perfect start to the weekend.

Digital Puppetry

Performance 10.30am
Enter the animated World of Gallop and experience digital puppetry on stage in a series of short vignettes. Audience participation is wildly encouraged!

Workshop 11.30am
Explore various physical theatre techniques, as well as a dive into the world of basic cartoon animation with a touch of puppeteering.

The Artists
Johann Nortje is an interactive performance media and digital technologies experience designer. International collaborations include projects at the New Zealand International Arts Festival, European Festival of the Arts (Rome), New York River to River Festival, the Venice Architecture and Arts Biennale, and the iLight Festival in Singapore. Recently, with several collaborators, Johann has developed a series of Digital Puppetry projects for younger and adult audiences respectively.

Simon Haren is a founding member of the critically acclaimed Binge Culture Collective, "one of the country's most exciting, direct and original theatre companies" (NZ Herald). Simon works as both a practitioner and teacher and frequently leads theatre and improvisation workshops for professional improvisation companies as well as non-profit organisations including Just-Speak, a youth justice advocacy initiative, Active, a support group for young people with physical & intellectual disabilities and Amnesty International.

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