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The Grimstones
Code: 215  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family
Sunday, May 20 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Paula Dowse, Asphyxia (facilitator)
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Be enchanted by the magical miniature world of the Grimstones. Asphyxia, creator of the hit puppet show, takes us on a journey from stage to page: peek inside Martha’s Magnificently Secret Diary, and be prepared for a guest appearance by Martha herself.

This event is Auslan interpreted.

Paula Dowse (Australian)

Paula Dowse is a drummer turned puppeteer. For 20 years she toured extensively with bands including The Mojos and The Teabags Marching Band. She has recorded more than 10 CDs. Paula has also been musical director for The Women’s Circus and Westside Circus among others. Paula is a qualified Auslan interpreter working freelance for the Deaf community. She has combined her stage experience, interpreting skills and new love of puppetry to perform the role of August in The Grimstones.

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Asphyxia (Australian)

Asphyxia is probably the world’s only Deaf circus performer turned puppeteer. Over the past 15 years she has toured internationally performing trapeze, hula hoops, magic and, more recently, marionette puppetry. Asphyxia spent 18 months designing and building The Grimstones theatre shows. She handcrafted old-world marionette puppets using car bog (!), crafted miniature household objects from junk around the garden and taught herself carpentry to build the sets. The Grimstones book series is based on these shows.

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