Keep eye out for body parts


A curious child gets up close to the Snuff Puppets’ giant eye, ear and mouth.
A curious child gets up close to the Snuff Puppets’ giant eye, ear and mouth.

The Snuff Puppets will bring their giant disembodied mouth, nose, ear and eye, amazing children and adults as the body parts float down the street.

Whisper secrets into the giant ear, chew the fat with the mouth, nose around and raise a few eyebrows with the giant eye.

Snuff Puppets aims to tackle all that is taboo in society with an irreverent and comic sensibility.

You can see them hourly from 4pm to 6pm on Saturday and at 4.50pm, 5.40pm and 6.30pm on Sunday.

Catch them if you can

CHARMAINE and Reuben are an acrobatic duo who flip traditional ideas about gender upside down.

Charmaine plays the role of the strong lady, while Reuben is the graceful man.

With tenderness and excitement, these two friends explore the limits of what is possible when you ask the question: “If I leap, will you catch me?”

The answer is found in their acrobatic routines where Charmaine lifts Reuben overhead and catches him as he leaps at her from every angle.

In a final test of trust, strength and adventure, they perform with The Perch; a five-metre pole that Charmaine holds off the ground while Reuben climbs up and around it to balance on top before a final leap of faith.

Leap is a mini-show playing at the Joondalup Festival this weekend.

You can catch it at the Wild Space at 2.30pm and 3.30pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday.

Marionettes pull story threads together

DI Filippo Marionette is an international company that wants to share its marionettes with the world in Hanging by a Thread.

The company has performed in Europe, South America, Australia and the US, including the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, bringing the magic of marionettes to people of all ages.

In a show without words, Filippo brings to life different stories and situations, both poetic and surreal with each marionette.

The marionettes, which are handcrafted by the actor-puppeteers, are manipulated with a minimum of nine strings.

Hanging by a Thread is in Perth as part of this weekend’s Joondalup Festival.

It shows at the Commonwealth Cube at 3.45pm on Saturday, The Great Place at 5.15pm on Sunday and the Wild Space at 1pm and 3pm on Sunday.