Athlete’s Parade – London 2012 Olympic Games

For this spectacular GLA and LOCOG event, Kinetika was to design and produce two, large lion puppets and costumes for The Kinetika Bloco to lead in one of the largest parades we’ve ever seen. Around 800 Olympic and Paralympic athletes took part in ‘Our Greatest…

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Paralympic Closing Ceremony 2012

Artist Mike Pattison worked in collaboration with Ali Pretty and other artists from the Kinetika Design Studio in creating a marvellous array of moving wheel-based contraptions for the Paralympic Closing Ceremony 2012. Watched by an estimated 7.7 million people worldwide, the ‘Festival of the Flame’…

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Imagination Our Nation: Champions & Eternals Puppets

In the second year of Imagination Our Nation (ION) project, a series of small puppets called ‘Champions’ were created during a National Residency. Chaz the ‘East London Champion’ is a small girl from the planet Imagination who arrived in the Summer of 2009. To hire…

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English National Opera – Aida Elephant Restructure 2007

Kinetika Design Studio artists Iola Weir and Edwina Rigby worked together on re-sculpturing the large, blue elephant puppet for the English National Opera’s West End production of Aida in 2007.

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Tiger Out East 2006 / Tiger and The Emperor 2007

Kinetika was commissioned by Tower Hamlets Arts Team to create a spectacular centrepiece for the annual Baishakhi Mela, celebrating the Bangladeshi New Year on Brick Lane. The colourful Royal Bengal Tiger Float was created by a team of artists led by Mike Pattison and Tony…

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Midnight Robber 2005

The 16ft high Midnight Robber puppet was used in the 2004 Notting Hill Carnival, alongside the band Din Shuru in a performance, which explored the cultural journey from India via the Caribbean to the UK. Of all the colourful characters of carnival tradition, the Midnight…

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