If you are in Melbourne, the shadow puppetry featured in tonight’s Melbourne Australia Day Concert 2012, What’s in your Suitcase?’ should be a treat. Gary Friedman is the puppetry producer and puppeteer, accompanied by a number of supporting puppeteers, and Conor Fox the puppetry director. Gary also designed the 60 square metre suitcase set that doubles as a shadow screen. I hope we get to see video footage of the puppetry sequences later.
I’m happy to see a strong representation of the multicultural stories and identity that make up Australia today.
The concert starts at 7pm at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, and the program and full credits are available in the concert handout (pdf).