Archives for : 偶戲表演 (Performance)

2016 Asia Pacific Traditional Arts Festival (2016亞太傳統藝術節)

A lot of puppeteers come to join this event from 5th/Dec~12/Dec in  2016, they share a different opinion with the audience. The topics about “Puppet arts around the world: current development and future trends”, “Employing puppet arts in contemporary world Theatre: a view on creativity and new aesthetics”, “Creativity and Challenge of traditional puppet arts in contemporary theatre”, “Puppet arts in the 21st century: its market, audience and globalization”. This international forum not only from the Asia perspective to talk about the puppet art, but also from western point. Most of participants are the puppeteers and artists who passioned on their projects and care about educated of the next puppet art generation.  It’s a very successful international forum of puppet art culture.

Some Experts of this forum :

Richard Bradshaw:

(The picture by ABC Illawarra)

Richard Bradshaw is a one time Artistic Director of the Marionette Theatre of Australia. He is a particularly talented shadow puppeteer who also writes for puppets.


Bart Roccoberton, Jr

(The picture by the University of Connecticut )

Professor Roccoberton has worked as professional Puppet Artist since 1972; for more than 15 years he has toured popular puppet performances to schools, libraries, colleges, theatres and museums from Washington, DC, to Montreal, both with his own troupe, THE PANDEMONIUM PUPPET COMPANY, and with students from the University of Connecticut and THE INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL PUPPETRY ARTS.

Dadi Pudumjee

(The picture by kahaani festival)

A leading puppeteer inIndia  and he is the founder of The Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust. He is the President of UNIMA and past member of the General Council of the Sangeet Natak Akademi.

Zuzana Vojtíšková

(The picture by sveriges radio)

An editor of professional books on the living legacy of puppetry in Czech.


Chinese Opera Event!


It’s an art lecture about facial art of Chinese Opera in Taiwan. If you will stay few days in Taiwan in May. You can join this event to let a real opera actors to introduce a meaning of Chinese facial art.

* Come To Discover The Ancient Chinese Art of Facial Opera Makeup Drawing.

The participants will be able to experiences a personal drawing of a facial patern makeup session.

* You Will Also Learn About The Basic Chinese Operas Skills With Real Actors.

We will see the main Beijing Chinese opera characters an introduce the meaning of their facial drawing.

* Enjoy language and Culture Exchange In A Casual Ambience.

Hangout with other guests from different countries.


Single price: $ TWD 1800 / Person (around 60 USD)

TourGether SPECIAL PRICE: $TWD 1800 for 2 people (only 900 each!)

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All participants will have the choice to wear full Chinese opera makeup, which will be applied by professional actors, or to draw your facial patterns on a white mask. Sign up now for the photo and learning experience of a lifetime! And don’t forget your camera! 

The price includes a drink, dessert, gift, opera clothing rental fees, and makeup service or mask. The information will be provided in English, but if you want to practice your Chinese with us, we encourage you to do so!

Chinese Opera Event Payment
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Event Programe

Date: 25/May/2014 (Sun), 2pm. ~ 5 pm.


| Opening
| Introduction of 5 opera character Facial make ups
| Choose the costumes
| Opera Facial make up Drawing
| Show time /Photo shooting

BackGround of Chinese Opera

Chinese opera is a popular form of drama and musical theatre in Chinese culture with roots going back as far as the third century CE. There are numerous regional branches of Chinese opera, of which the Beijing opera (Jingju) is one of the most notable. This time TourGether collaborates with “Contemporary Legend Theater” to arrange a Chinese opera event.
We will see the main Beijing Chinese opera characters an introduce the meaning of their facial drawing. The participants will be able to experiences a personal drawing of a facial paten makes up session.



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Term and Condition:
*50% refund on any cancelation done 7 days before the date of the event.
In case of any weather issue, TourGether will refund 100%.

Theme park for The Animals Style Machines

The Machines of the Isle of Nantes (Les Machines de l’île) is an artistic, touristic and cultural theme park based in NantesFrance. Orignal it is a project of Machines de l’île in Nantes aims that to promote city’s image and tries to build an identity as a creative metropole of dream and of fantasy. The Machines of the Isle is created by two artists, François Delarozière (La Machineand Pierre Orefice (Manaus association), visualisions a travel-through-time world at the crossroads of the “imaginary worlds” of Jules Verne and the mechanical universe of Leonardo da Vinci. 

Three major Machines projects include :

  • The Great Elephant (2007)

The mechanical elephant is 12 meters high and 8 meters wide, made from 45 tons of wood and steel. It can take up to 49 passengers for a 45-minute walk.

  • The Marine Worlds Carrousel (2012)

The Marine Worlds will be a huge carrousel, rising nearly 25m high and measuring 20m in diameter. It will feature 35 moving underwater creatures on three levels: the ocean floor, the depths, and sea and boats. Visitors will be able to move about amidst a ballet of aquatic animals and sea carriages, as well as climb aboard and guide the movements of the Machines.

  • The Heron Tree (2014)

The Heron Tree is a steel structure of 45 meters in diameter and 28 meters in height, topped with two herons. The project plans to allow visitors to climb either onto the back or onto the wings of the birds for a circular flight over the hanging gardens of the tree.

The Mechanical Aurora Polar Bear


Greenpeace have enlisted one of the icy continent’s most powerful creatures to take their campaign even further. This is one big bear – as large as a double decker bus and steered by a genuine ship’s wheel, her white coat is made from recycled white objects and fabrics.

The bear was designed by Christopher Kelly in collaboration with props designer Simon Costin. It needs 15 puppeteers to operate and will be followed by thousands of people on foot and bike. The memory of the magnificent mechanical Sultan’s Elephant which visited London from Nantes in 2006 will be enough to get anyone excited about the capital’s new visitor on a mission.

The giant polar bear will set off from Victoria Tower Gardens (next to the Southern end of the Houses of Parliament) at 12pm on Sunday September 15. The parade will walk over Westminster Bridge and left towards Jubilee Garden, reaching Shell’s HQ at 3.30pm at the latest. Find more information, see

Real time digital sock puppetry


Friedrich Kirchner  is a filmmaker, visual artist and software developer. He re-purposes computer games and realtime animation technology to create animated narratives and interactive performances. He has been working on an application called MovieSandbox, which is an open-source realtime animation tool. A couple of years in the making, the project is cross-platform compatible on both Windows and Apple computers (with Linux in the works), making it accessible to just about everyone.

Using sock puppets fitted with special flex sensors, he is able to control his on-screen cartoon characters by simply moving his puppets’ “mouths”. An Arduino is used to pass the sensor data to his software, while also allowing him to dynamically switch camera angles with a series of buttons.

Currently they control the fish mouths if they define more gestures of 3D fish bone structure the “2 fish” puppet show will better.