blurs the separation between puppeteer and puppet to create a total
visual experience. Always thought provoking, these intriguing
theatrical shows and staged performances stay with audiences long after the curtain has fallen.
us for further information on shows suited to a variety of different gatherings or festivals.
Click on the link to see a public performance of
Dr Eccles Exploratorium (2009):
Box ran for 14 shows in the Nibelheim Theatre, Christchurch Arts Centre. It featured mask, puppetry, film and a powerful soundscape, in an old man's reflection on the pivotal moment of his life. The show played to many full houses and was enthusiastically received by critics and the public alike.
Click on the link to see a teaser from Box: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cTgLtqamqM
Click on the link to read a theatrical review of Box:
It'll End In Tears
Devised for the 2012 Christchurch Body Festival, It'll End In Tears was a 50-min dance/physical theatre show. Through choreography by Fleur de Thier, mask, puppetry, clowning, film, and an original cello score composed by Kenneth Young, the piece journed through a lifetime, exploring those many moments that so often end in tears. A great success with all shows sold out.
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Award tops off successful premiere
Tablo have ended our 4-show premiere of In Absentia at the 10th Dunedin Fringe Festival on a highly successful note: the show was nominated by the Fringe Committee for three awards - Best Production Design, Best Theatre, and Best of Fringe - and ended up winning Best Production Design. We were delighted with the recognition. And thrilled to find in our audiences some of Dunedin's most respected theatre doyens. It was a wonderful affirmation that contemporary puppetry is a valid theatrical art form. We were also humbled by the show's sensitive and scholarly review from Theatreview's Jonathan Marshall (http://www.theatreview.org.nz/reviews/review.php?id=5735).
The Globe, such an idiosyncratic and gorgeously atmospheric venue, suited Tablo to a T, feeling very much like a Southern home away from home. We thank Festival Director Paul Smith for his support in inviting and helping fund Tablo to bring In Absentia to Dunedin. We also need to thank, amongst many: Sue Beesley, Adam Hayward, Sean James, Tim McInnes, Ari Edgecombe, Christcurch Community Arts Council and Showbiz Christchurch, in helping us bring the show to fruition. We now look forward to taking In Absentia to wider audiences, including, of course, our home base of Christchurch. In Absentia will on the programme of the 2013 Body festival Christchurch, 20 September to 13 October.
Clink on the link to see a sneak peek at In Absentia: