The Art of Marionettes and Shadow Theatre


Decorative Arts Society (DARTS) Arts & Culture

Posted by on Mar 11, 2019

The Art of Marionettes and Shadow Theatre

Dates: March 18th 2019 (one day event)


 

Professional puppeteer, Alida van Deventer, will delight and inform DARTS members about the art of puppeteering and shadow theatre. She will be demonstrating with marionettes and shadow to show us how they work. Although largely self-taught in the art of puppeteering, Alida has studied and worked as an apprentice in England with the Little Angel Marionette Theatre under master puppeteer John Wright. When she returned to South Africa she worked for the Johannesburg Civic theatre and was the founder puppeteer of the Johannesburg Civic Marionette Theatre. During this time she also developed the art of Shadow Theatre, a very exciting art form, which is like painting in light and shadow.  She also worked on the first puppet which was to appear on TV in this country. A news-reading rabbit called Haas Das and his assistant Piet Muis. Alida still travels overseas to attend marionette and shadow theatre festivals and conducts workshops on this art of performing.

 

  • : 2019-03-18
  • : 2019-03-18
  • : Jill Snaddon
  • : 0828596396
  • : jill.snaddon@gmail.com

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