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Friday, 30 October 2015 00:00

Up in the Sky...! Stilt walkers and performers are possibly the first thing that will catch your eye, wherever they are. They are excellent for themed events, or events that require promotional entertainment, or just a wow-factor! Because of their height, standing near a stilt walker makes even the tallest adult connect with their inner children, as they crane their necks to see what’s going on up there. The skill that goes behind a talented…

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 00:00

Super Spooky! Last week, we were talking about the art of body painting. With Halloween coming up, you’ll be seeing a lot more body and face painting for costumes, or just for a bit of fun. We love Halloween, because it’s a time when everyone’s wearing costumes – which we do all year round – and acting a little silly – which, again, we do all year round! A year ago, we did a Halloween…

Monday, 12 October 2015 00:00

Be the art Body painting is a beautiful form of art that has had quite an international cultural heritage. Body painting, like piercings and tattoos, is a form of body modification art, aimed to express oneself, to adorn oneself, or to be a part of a larger piece of art. Unlike piercings and tattoos, however, body painting is temporary – body paint usually washes off quite easily, or slowly fade over time (such as henna…

Sunday, 27 September 2015 00:00

Get into the Oktoberfest mood Now, before we begin, I must admit that I only very recently learned that Oktoberfest, despite its name, is actually celebrated mostly through September, and only for the first week of October. The main reason for this, was that while it originally did occur in October, it began to be moved forward to take advantage of the nicer weather during September. Of course, to learn this, I also learned a…

Friday, 18 September 2015 00:00

The importance of Play Play is older than culture, as play is older than human society. Animals played before humans, and animals don’t need humans to teach it how to play. Dutch Historian and cultural theorist Johan Huizinga wrote a book in 1938 called Homo Ludens, or “Playing Man”, that looks at the significance of the play element of culture and society – especially the fact that play is a necessary condition of the generation…