Hell bent on bringing their brand of magical entertainment to the world, the Dead Puppet Society creates puppet-based visual theatre that conjures immersive worlds for a wide range of audiences. The Society has worked in New York, South Africa and Australia, collaborating with companies including The Jim Henson Foundation and Handspring Puppet Company.
Step into this whimsical wonderland where table tops grow grass and water bottles become the depths of the ocean.
Making use of nothing but household objects and the performers’ hands, Argus transcends from the simple to the sublime exploring the fragile attempts of this little creature to find a home in a world where he just doesn’t fit in.
Working on principles of found objects and transformation, this quietly touching piece highlights the beauty of an impossible life; one that is full of playfulness, joy and laughter.
Argus will expand the imaginations of adults and children alike.
Developed with Brisbane Powerhouse. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Funding support for this project has been provided by The Jim Henson Foundation.
Argus – Dead Puppet Society
5 May – 17 May
Bille Brown Studio, The GreenHouse