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The Dead Puppet Society’s ARGUS – next stop Pittsburgh USA!

 

 

‘Four performers, four pairs of hands and one little creature; the littlest of big adventures’ is now a BIG adventure… a somewhat overwhelmingly GIGANTIC ADVENTURE.

 

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“Delightful characters and a story to win hearts all over the world”

XS Entertainment

 

Formed in 2008, The Dead Puppet Society is an Australian theatre company creating puppet-based, visual theatre. Uniting an old world aesthetic with cutting edge technical elements the company conjure immersive worlds where the mythic sits alongside the macabre, and the old school meets the technological. They have presented work with the Brisbane Powerhouse (Argus 2013), La Boite Theatre Company (The Harbinger 2011 and 2012), Metro Arts (The Timely Death of Victor Blott 2010) and Adelaide Fringe (2009). They have recently landed in New York after working with Handspring Puppet Company in South Africa.

 

The story of ARGUS began in 2012 and had its very first life as part of Vena Cava Productions’ Season, with more than thirty student artists from QUT taking part in the initial creation.

 

Using nothing but hands and household objects to create miniature worlds on top of trestle tables, the style of performance was simple, magical, and full of potential.

 

Because of the level of imagination it evoked, DPS decided that the work would be perfect as a piece for young people and families, so assembled a killer team including Richard Tulloch (dramaturg), Sandra Gattenhof (creative consultant), John Babbage and Topology (composition) and artists from the Society. It had its professional premiere at Powerkids (Brisbane Powerhouse) earlier this year with the support of the Australia Council for the Arts (JUMP) and will have a showcase showing at Dixon Place in New York City on December 19 2013 thanks to the Jim Henson Foundation and Puppet BloK! curator Leslie Strongwater.

 

DPS always believed in the work, and last week the company was invited to present a Spotlight showing at the International Performing Arts for Youth conference (IPAY) in Pittsburgh, USA in January 2014. The chance to pitch ARGUS in front of a room jam packed with some of the most exciting presenters of work for young people from around the world is too good to miss. DPS want to share the story of Argus, and show off the quality of work being created by students and independent artists in Queensland. But they need your help to get it there!

 

There are 35 days to go!

 

Give $25 to receive an original ARGUS song by John Babbage (Topology)

 

Give $50 to receive an original ARGUS song by John Babbage & a design sketch of the show

 

Give $100 to secure your place in a workshop with Dead Puppet Society, an original ARGUS song by John Babbage and an original ARGUS badge

 

Give $500 to secure your place in a workshop with Dead Puppet Society, a custom made miniature puppet, credit as a contributor, an original ARGUS song by John Babbage and an original ARGUS badge

 

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