Knee High Puppeteers

SA
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Roving Specialty Artist available for hire, based in South Australia

Knee High Puppeteers is a company of multi skilled people specialising in visually spectacular outdoor puppetry for major events. We have a common background in circus and theatre, particularly in design and performance. Diversity is a unique feature of the company with practical experience in mechanics, electronics, sculpture, theatre design and construction, pyrotechnics, circus skills and puppetry.

The Knee Highs also take project commissions for special events and festivals. We can design new puppets and performances, or reconstruct our existing puppets for specific events, parades and outdoor celebrations.

Knee High Puppeteers have now expanded their activities to include environmental theatre work, co-productions, workshops and commissions. This is in addition to further work with The Android Sisters and include the continued creation of new puppets.

The company is also developing expertise in pyrotechnics, using fire puppets and sculptures for night events. These fire creations are especially popular for outdoor opening and closing ceremonies. The Knee High Puppeteers are continuing to secure bookings throughout Australia and internationally.

The Knee Highs also take project commissions for special events and festivals. We can design new puppets and performances, or reconstruct our existing puppets for specific events, parades and outdoor celebrations.

The company was formed in 1995 to explore new areas of outdoor performance puppetry. Four giant metallic stilt puppets were designed and built and sent out to the 1995 WOMAD World Music Festival in Adelaide/AUSTRALIA. Following this success, another member was added to the family. This group of huge female aliens was christened The Android Sisters.

The Android Sisters

The Android Sisters are 2.5 to 3.5 metres high, based on an articulated stilt design which allows the puppeteer stability and flexibility. Each puppet is also equipped with over 100 lights, L.E.D. panel, light chasing circuits and a battery pack. Each Sister is operated by a puppeteer inside the puppet, which looks and behaves like a giant silver humanoid.

Since their creation, The Android Sisters have performed all over Australia and in 13 countries at festivals, corporate launches, exhibition openings, street parades and shows. Total audience to date is estimated at over 500,000 people.


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