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Budapest


Budapest

Giant puppets at a massive music festival on an island in Budapest? Why not! For the first time, we crated our giant puppets and flew to meet them for the week-long Sziget Festival. It was a big experience.

It was its own universe, much like Glastonbury or Burning Man which attracted about 80,000+ people from throughout Europe. There were some big names (not that we knew them very well) and lots of great public art and street theatre.

We brought out hippo and the dodos and did 3 sets a day (two of one, one of the other). The crowds were really very enthusiastic. Folks loved the hippo and as it turns out, the dodos are party animals when they find a dance floor!

There were some very impressive big street shows and it was great to hang out with some of our British street arts colleagues Acrojou, Flying Buttresses and Swank.

Sziget wasn’t without its challenges: the first day, we were performing in 30+ degree Celsius. We were so glad there were showers backstage for the performers! The festival really looked out for their artists and crew: huge buffet feast twice a day (including beer and wine–how civilised!), lovely hotel, decent coffee and air conditioning in the green room marquee!

As we required a bit more space than your average street act, we were backstage of the Budapest Opera stage who put on a lovely show of opera favourites. This will go down as one of our most surreal experiences ever: packing up our mechanical hippo after our last set, in the dark surrounded by glorious opera sung just a few metres from us.

 
 

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Thingumajig TheatreFriday, September 21st, 2018 at 10:35pm
#GhostCaribou now with illuminated body. One week to go before their preview at 101 Outdoor Arts #WWBlueprint #outdoorarts Without Walls
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Thingumajig TheatreTuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 8:55pm
Took a bit of figuring out but finally sorted out illuminated antlers; starting to look more like #GhostCaribou #WWBlueprint
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Thingumajig TheatreSunday, September 16th, 2018 at 9:33pm
Such a treat to play Kit and Caboodle to a hometown crowd today at Incredible Edible Todmorden Harvest Festival. Lovely, open audiences, gorgeous food (all free!)--perfect place to wrap up our summer festival season!
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Thingumajig TheatreThursday, September 13th, 2018 at 9:55am
Looking forward to Witham Puppet Fest on Sat--great line-up! See you there?
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Thingumajig TheatreTuesday, September 11th, 2018 at 11:06pm
Home town performance of Kit and Caboodle this Sunday in Todmorden! We're on at 1:15 and 2:45pm.
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Thingumajig TheatreTuesday, September 11th, 2018 at 12:51pm
Thingumajig Theatre's "Kit and Caboodle", a street theatre piece about migration performing at St. Augustine's Centre Halifax 50th Anniversary Garden Party, Halifax, England. St. Augustine's offers resources, training and community to refugees and asylum seekers in the Halifax area.

"Kit and Caboodle" is created and performed by Kathy and Andrew Kim, directed by Mark Whitaker with additional art by Kerith Ogden, Govi Asano and Ian Broscomb.

Video by Ian Hodgson and Rohan Green.

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Friday, September 21st, 2018 at 7:30pm
#GhostCaribou now with illuminated body. One week to go before their preview at @101outdoorarts #WWBlueprint #outdoorarts @WWconsortium https://t.co/P0NZZiliFR ThingumaTheatre photo
Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 5:54pm
Took a bit of figuring out but finally sorted out illuminated antlers; starting to look more like #GhostCaribou #WWBlueprint #outdoorarts @WWconsortium https://t.co/BnKsDjE7vO ThingumaTheatre photo
Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at 6:31pm
Such a treat to play Kit and Caboodle to a hometown crowd today at @incredibledible Todmorden Harvest Festival. Lovely, open audiences, gorgeous food (all free!)--perfect place to wrap up our summer festival season! https://t.co/AKDswEwF4I ThingumaTheatre photo
Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 at 10:49am
Kit and Caboodle performing at @infostaugs St. Augustine's Centre's 50th Anniversary Garden Party, Halifax. Thanks @IanHodgsonpix for the video! https://t.co/8ozskwfUTf

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