Many strings will make light work
FREMANTLE THE Spare Parts Puppet Theatre will unveil a new giant illuminated puppet for the first time at next weekend’s Joondalup Festival.
Dubbed Leor, Hebrew for “I have light’, the hand-woven puppet is made out of a kilometre of woven rope and 600 LED lights.
Puppet designer Leon Hendroff said Leor would be part of the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s String Symphony show and festival-goers would be able to move the puppet by pulling on suspension strings.
“This extraordinary installation explores concepts of connection, community and collaboration and is particularly spectacular when viewed at night,” he said.
“There is something very special about an inanimate object being brought to life.
“Up to 12 people at a time can help animate Leor, so there is a real sense of physical and emotional conversation going on.”
The Joondalup Festival is on March 31 to April 2.
String Symphony and Leor can be viewed all three days at Central Park on Grand Boulevard.
Leor in action.