24 August 2005

The return of Krinkl

Apologies for not having written the past few days. I've just been flat out editing films to take on my big trip starting this week! But I'm back in the saddle now and would like to introduce a puppetry group based in Kyogle, northern New South Wales. (That's far north of Sydney!) Krinkl Theatre are best known for their paper puppetry. They have recently returned from perfrming their new show'Tightrope' at the Chuncheon International Puppet Festival in Korea. Gabriele Griffin of Krinkl, writes on their trip: "Having performed with Krinkl Theatre at the Blue Mountains ‘One Van Festival’ in 2004 and 2005, I was lucky enough to be part of the company’s first overseas tour, to ‘Chuncheon International Puppet Festival’ in Korea from 9-15 August 2005.
We performed ‘Tightrope’ on the second last day of the Festival, 3 shows in a row, with all technical/lights/sound/stage-managing instructions being translated back and forth from English to Korean to English. Each show was very different (within it’s tightly choreographed structure), and I never cease to be amazed at the variations within the audience interaction. So we treated ourselves to some beers that night in good Aussie style, then went to a Karaoke Bar in good Korean style, and ended up in a smoky nightclub dancing to hip hop music in good global style. Nothing like letting off steam- I remind myself it’s all a necessary part of the creative process…"

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