Handspring Puppet Company / Cape Town
- Cape Town Afrique du Sud
Handspring Puppet Company is widely recognized as South Africa’s
pre-eminent puppet theatre company. The company’s work spans three
decades of creating theatre for adults and children. Recently, the
run-away hit play War Horse,
produced by The Royal National Theatre in London, has established
Handspring as one of the most important puppet companies in the world.
This success has afforded the company the opportunity to further develop
the art form we are so passionate about.
Handspring’s work has established its signature of artistic excellence
through the use of finely crafted puppets within a live theatrical
context. The marriage of the disciplines of Fine Art and Theatre is at
the heart of the discipline of puppetry in general and Handspring’s work
in particular. Founded and run by Fine Arts graduates, the artistry of
the performing object has always been a priority for the company. The
poetry, innate in the expressive and finely crafted objects, forms an
integral part of the dramaturgy of the productions we create.