Handspring Puppet Company's new West African puppet theatre production 'Tall Horse' is opening in New York's BAM festival in Brooklyn on 4 October. This intra-African collaboration between South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company and the Sogolon Puppet Troupe of Mali, Tall Horse is vibrant and evocative theater, drawing on the story’s complex political, social, and cultural implications. The production turns the historical tables to show the African “discovery” of Europe, examining both the past and present state of African-European relations. Wonderfully skilled performers manipulate and interact with the life-size (and larger) puppets, creating a powerful fusion of human acting and puppetry techniques amid a fantastic tableau of color and sound. It promises to be a visual treat, so don't miss it!
You can view a preview of this inspiring West African production by clicking Watch Tall Horse preview on screen right. Read the interview with Handspring puppeteer Adrian Kohler about Tall Horse here!