Pôkô Events…and Productions was formed in 2010 by Chris van Rensburg, Christelle van Graan and Cindy Swanepoel. All three of us are tertiary institution trained and experienced actors with a passion for telling stories and reviving forgotten ways of telling tales. We aim to present audiences with enchanting theater experiences synonymous with our own unique style. Puppet, Mask, and Shadow theater are art forms that appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds; enchanting audiences with its magical elements of surprise and a feeling of old-school cinemas of yesteryear. Our puppets and masks are all unique in design, hand crafted and life-like in character and quality, working their charm on audiences all over.
Workshops and Services
Workshop(s): In Rod and/or Shadow Puppetry
Our workshops take a fun and hands-on approach to learning the magical mechanics of puppetry. Children and young people of all ages relate easily to puppets as a creative means of communication and expression.
“No Strings Attached”
A fun and practical hands-on workshop which introduces young and old to the magical world of puppetry. We explore the basics of puppetry and learn how to make a puppet out of almost anything you can find at home, including recycled materials.
This workshop can be presented as follows:
2 x 1h30 OR 1 x 3 hour session(s) of
- BOTH Rod & Shadow Puppetry (Making of and Manipulation) OR
- Rod Puppetry Focussed Session(s) OR
- Shadow Puppetry Focussed Session(s)
Chris van Rensburg (Director), Christelle van Graan
082 925 7351 (Chris), 083 362 8462 (Christelle)