Intermissions! an online networking and idea exchange hosted by special guests. Spend an hour of informal conversation, exploring ideas around puppetry and materialism – from those who have everything to those who have nothing, our obsession with stuff, and material metaphors.
Intermissions from Singapore will be hosted by Frans Hakkemars. Frans is a solo puppeteer and a puppeteer with Koomans poppentheater in The Hague. He also works together with Droomtheater Rotterdam, is a councillor for NVP-UNIMA-Netherlands, co-editor of the Dutch quarterly “The World of Puppetry”, and a member of the Publication and Contemporary Writing Commission of UNIMA.
Topic: To be announced
Guests: To be announced
Time: Friday, November 24th at 01:00 HRS MST
NOTE: We really do mean 01:00 HRS MST! This is 09:00 HRS in Amsterdam and 16:00 HRS in Singapore.
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Intermissions! begin with a 10-minute presentation designed to spark ideas, followed by 2-3 breakout rooms, ending in a quick summary and call to action.
If, for any reason, the Zoom meeting link provided to you experiences technical issues, we will immediately send you an alternative link via email (or Eventbrite). This link will connect you to the event hosted on Google Meet, another reliable and user-friendly video conferencing platform.
This event is part of the 2023 Festival of Ideas – an annual conference, produced by W.P. Puppet Theatre Society. It explores the theory and practice of how puppet power promotes and impacts positive social change. In 2023 we ask, how can puppets, ‘metaphors of matter’, help us address our material world?