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“Objects have been performing under the whip of subjects too long and are now disobedient; they can’t be counted on any longer.” – Peter Schumann

Welcome to Carnival of Objects

Carnival of Objects creates unique and atmospheric performance experiences that explore the potential of the puppetry medium through marrying a range of artistic disciplines. Sculpted puppets, masks, hand-drawn art and sound interact to evoke darkly comical, surreal worlds, in which the bizarre and the poignant meet amidst a carnival of strange visual imagery and beautiful live music.

Lady PuppetFounded in 2012 by Nicky Baylis, Carnival of Objects is a collaboration of artists from Dorset. Supported by Arts Bournemouth, their work was specially commissioned for Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival 2012 and was selected for a London premiere at Little Angel Theatre as part of the Little Angel FIRSTS Festival 2013.

Influences include the work of: Brothers Quay, Lotte Reiniger, Faulty Optic, Improbable Theatre, Peter Schumann’s Bread and Puppet Theatre, Théâtre de l’Ange Fou, Japanese Bunraku puppetry and Commedia dell’Arte.

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