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AO24: Autumn 2008


>Wayang on International Stages – Matthew Isaac Cohen

>From the Frontline
Making Memories – Amelia Bird from Gomito

>Company Profile
Green Ginger – Dorothy Max Prior


>Edinburgh Festival
Fringe 2008

>Titirimundi 2008
>ROH2 Faeries
>Book Reviews

>News & Noticeboard

AO Team

Dorothy Max Prior
Natalie Querol
PCT Director
Penny Francis Contributing Editor/ PCT Board Representative
Beccy Smith Contributing Editor
Matthew Isaac Cohen Contributing Editor
John Ellingsworth Listings Editor

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Welcome to Animations!
Animations is a quarterly online magazine run by the Puppet Centre Trust. It is a voice for contemporary puppetry and related arts, offering discussion and debate, reviews, and news from the puppet community and elsewhere. It’s an essential read for anyone interested in puppetry in all its diverse manifestations. Animations Online aims to represent the full spectrum of professional practice, from traditional puppetry to experimental visual theatre using puppetry or animation.

In this edition, we bring you an eclectic mix of features, reports, news and reviews, reflecting the broad church of puppetry practice that we support and promote.

In Wayang on International Stages Matthew Isaac Cohen enlightens us on traditional and contemporary forms of Indonesian puppetry.

Our Company Profile is of Green Ginger, who have been creating groundbreaking puppetry and animation work since the 1970s.

From the Frontline features an account by Amelia Bird of the making of Gomito’s latest show Before We Remember, which premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2008.

Talking of Edinburgh, in our Reviews section you’ll find a special round-up of puppetry at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2008. There is also a report from Titirimundi puppetry festival in Segovia, Spain. See also our Book Reviews section.

The News and Noticeboard section is the place to read about the current and future plans of puppeteers and puppet-theatre companies, and to catch up on other news, events and opportunities.

We also have details here of how you can order a copy of our latest print publication Animated Advances (Animations in Print Vol 2), which, amongst many other delights, features articles by Ronnie Burkett, Lyn Gardner, Stephen Mottram and Mervyn Millar – and beautiful colour images that include photos and storyboards from Julian Crouch.

As always, your feedback is very welcome. Deadline for the winter 2008-9 edition is 14 November.
We look forward to hearing your news, views and suggestions for future content.
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Top image: Green Ginger’s Toast in the Machine
Middle image strip l to r: Wayang puppetry, Green Ginger’s Bambi in the Wilderness, Gomito Productions’ Before We Remember, Joan Baixas at Titirimundi, Sharmanka at Edinburgh Fringe 2008
Bottom image: Australian-Indonesian production The Theft of Sita

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