19 July 2006
'Siblings' .. a new production in development
Siblings is a new multi-media production currently in development in Sydney. I was invited to view this work-in-progress a few days ago in Redfern, by young Australian puppeteer, Angie Orrego. This one-hander, making use of puppetry in every form, is part of a continuous journey in Australia, that tries to bridge a gap between the white man's world and the Aboriginal world. Siblings uses myth to enter this space and puppets are an ideal medium to accomplish this. Although this production has still a long way to go in development, it has strong potential to asssist Australian puppetry on its journey towards our first major festival, UNIMA 2008, scheduled to take place in Perth, Western Australia in April 2008. Watch this space!