Pupperoos is very excited to be performing “The Whirlwind” on Saturday, 27th November, 2010. This show was commissioned by Wentworth Galleries, Sydney, and will be performed in one of their three galleries in Sydney’s CBD.
A young girl goes on a desperate journey across the Australian bush in search of her baby brother. The child has been stolen by a Whirlwind. To win him back, the girl must give the Whirlwind something in exchange. But what does she have that it could ever want?
The Whirlwind is inspired by Indigenous culture and storytelling, as well as the 1940’s picture book, “The Way of the Whirlwind” by Mary and Elizabeth Durack. The performance incorporates glove, shadow and rod puppetry as well as traditional storytelling.
Tickets are $20 and the proceeds will go towards funding the “Cambodia Kids Project” run by Globalteer (a UK-based charity). Puppeteer Kay Yasugi will be travelling to Siem Reap in February 2011 to help run the “Giant Puppet Parade” project, where children in the community are invited to help build large parade puppets and star in their very own parade.
Tickets are available at the door. As seats are limited, please book ahead by contacting Kay at email@example.com or please call Maria Aitken at (02) 9223 1700.