About Angie

 


 Photo: Nick Pitsas

Angie brings the joy of music, movement, art & play to people of all ages, from infants to the elderly & has gathered an impressive resource of skills across a range of fields including mental health recovery & well being, community rehabilitation, therapeutic arts in hospitals & care facilities. Teaching vocals, music & movement in primary & secondary schools, group facilitation & mentoring with youth & young families.

Angie lead the Indigenous Children's Choir in the Yarra Valley for many years & currently holds entry level Ukulele workshops & community music making opportunities for adults & children.

Angie performs in a swinging folksy style with Ukulele accompaniment & a swag of original songs about mermaids, the moon & odd shoes, as well as some all time favourites.

 Angie is now  developing a new business venture called In Kahootz which includes Puppet making & exploration program  facilitating workshops for schools, kinder's, community groups and work place team building opportunities.


2016 - Angie has been working with Julia Davis from Dream Puppets creating a puppet version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest for Primary Schools.

Angie has also been engaged with Creative Victoria in the Artist in Schools program working on a Puppet making and story telling project with a primary school in the Yarra Valley.

2015- Angie ventured on another learning and development opportunity, studying Marionette carving with Puppets in Prague and then on to the UK for another marionette carving course with the London School of Puppetry. This journey also incorporated looking at puppetry culture, history and traditions in Vietnam, Germany, Spain, Belgium and France where Angie participated as a roving minstrel performer at the 6th International Festival de Marionette in Le Poet Laval.

At the end of 2015 Angie accompanied her partner on a music study trip to Cuba and was lucky enough to meet Liliana Perez Recio Director of El ARCA in Havana and was invited to work with Brazilian puppeteer Palo Balardim in a week long intensive workshop, The Mechanics of Movement.

During the 2013 Australian winter Angie was engaged in a Professional Development program with the London School of Puppetry working on three film projects, making & operating a variety of puppets, performing at the 4th International Festival de Marionette in Le Poet Laval in SE France.

Example of shadow puppet project go to http://vimeo.com/83980808


2012-  Angie put her creative talent into the production of a children's read along, play alongbook and CDKoo Wee Kapers which she also incorporates into an interactive live show featuring  story telling, music & songs with a cast of Australian wildlife puppet characters.


 Photo: Chaemus Macmillan                                                                                          

Angie has performed at local & interstate festivals such as Adelaide Arts Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Boite singers festival, Melbourne Fringe Spiegel Tent & both the Melbourne and Cairns Ukulele Festivals, with community based Acapella & Ukulele groups.

Angie has engaged cultural exchange experiences in Mexico and USA performing with local musicians at venues and community events.

                                   


Below- puppets made by Alice Ramage and Caroline Astell Burt (London School of Puppetry)

    Roving performance at 4eme Festival de Marionnette, France  2013


        

Film clip project with band August and After and London School of Puppetry 2013



 









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