Nomkhubulwane in the KwaZulu Midlands

It was a great honour recently to be invited to bring the Nomkhubulwane puppet for ritual into the heart of the KwaZulu Midlands, to move even more deeply into the connections between iDollie, animism and traditional healing practices with Sangoma in the Thokoza traditions.  In this ceremonial performance we explored the integrating flow between iDollie,… Continue reading Nomkhubulwane in the KwaZulu Midlands

Evoking the Elixir: a journey in women’s ceremonial puppet making

It is poetic to find myself in the middle of ceremonial puppet making in the heart of mid winter here in Cape Town and this powerful new moon winter solstice.  The time when the ancestors prepare their return.  Puppet making is a messy, fleshy business, not unlike birth, or love making or even dying... Full… Continue reading Evoking the Elixir: a journey in women’s ceremonial puppet making

The Paper Body Collective on official South African puppetry stamps

It is a great honour for us to have our own stamps as part of the official South African postage service in 2016, listed amongst our amazing South African Puppetry community leaders, Handspring Puppet Company, Janni Younge and others...Our stamp features a 20cm tall puppet character called Shepherd, a Zimbabwean refugee seeking asylum in South Arica… Continue reading The Paper Body Collective on official South African puppetry stamps