The Snuff Puppets brought their spectacular cross-cultural collaboration with artists from Yogyakarta, Indonesia to Federation Square and invited Australian Artists to be a part of ‘Wedhus Gembel’. The Snuffies tour their giant puppet show around the world, they left for Peru a day after the season in Fed Square. I jumped at the chance to be eaten by a monster and rebirthed as a baby monster that dances to Indonesia’s version of Gangnam style. I also multi-tasked and helped make new Village People masks and paint enormous props.
‘Wendus Gembel’ has multiple meanings it refers to the destructive gas cloud from a volcano that periodically erupts, it is the Javanese word for goat and a colloquial word for homeless person. You can watch a highlights video here on ABC tv. A friend saw the show and said “I loved it, it was like being in a dream”. The Snuffies rock and I am hanging out to collaborate with them in the future. It was great to meet a new crew of Australian Artists to play with too.
News: Day of the Dead Mariarchi Band
Skeleton Crew has been launched, I am working with a group of Melbourne's most talented musicians. Dave Evans on accordion, Dan Witton on Tuba, Nara Demasson on banjo and Adam Pierzchalski on trumpet. Derek Ives is our new maestro. of Long Pigs and Candy Butchers fame. I will be playing puppets. We are playing festivals, cabaret and making a Music/Theatre/Puppet show together. We will be filming a video clip in May!!!!