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French May Arts Festival 2023: Giant Puppet WorkshopFrench May Arts Festival

2023-05-08 , 05-11 ~ 05-12 ( 1:00 PM )
2023-05-14 ( 10:00 AM )
Free Admission

"Discover the world of giant puppets with the artist of Archibald Caramantran. Learn the technical and artistic skills to carry a giant puppet and bring it to life by your own hands.

The giant puppets are from 4 to 6 meters tall. They are entirely articulated, the head, the eyes, the shoulders, the arms and the legs. According to the models, they are equipped with lights and/or an autonomous Sound system. They are made with fabric, resin, paper, leather, aluminium, plastic, bungee cords, carabiners etc. Their puppets weigh between 15 and 30 kg, depending on the model.

Over the years, the technical skills and the materials of the making have evolved, but the fundamental idea remains the same. Most of the elements that make the puppets are maintained as they interact with the public.


- The running time of the workshop is 2 hours including a warm-up of 30 minutes at the beginning and 15 minutes of stretching at the end of the session
- The workshop is suitable for participants aged 16 years old or above
- The workshop is conducted in English
- The quota for each session is 15 persons
- Participants should wear proper sportswear during class

Production / Artist
PartnerTai Kwun
Artistic DirectorHagenloch Olivier
The Archibald Caramantran Company is supported by City of Carpentras, COVE, District of Vaucluse, Region PACA and DRAC PACA.
All the content of works are independently produced by the organiser/creative team, and do not reflect the views or opinions of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.