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HIP Fest 2024: A Summer Escape into Puppetry Paradise

June21 - 22

Hvammstangi, Iceland - April 24, 2024 - Prepare for a tranquil retreat from the ordinary as Hvammstangi International Puppetry Festival (HIP Fest) returns for its eagerly awaited 2024 edition, taking place from June 21st to June 23rd. Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Northwest Iceland, HIP Fest offers a haven where artists and enthusiasts alike gather to celebrate the enchanting world of puppetry.

Under the artistic guidance of Greta Clough and organized by Handbendi brúðuleikhús, HIP Fest 2024 promises a weekend filled with creativity, camaraderie, and the sheer joy of puppetry. Featuring a diverse lineup of performances, workshops, and activities, attendees are invited to immerse themselves in a world of artistic expression and discovery.

- Sofie Krog Theatre (Denmark)
- Silent Tide in association with Little Angel Theatre (UK)
- Claudine Rivest (Canada)
- Coriolis Object Theatre (Uruguay/Spain)
- Studio Damúza (Czech Republic)
- Rootstock Puppet Co. (USA/Iceland)
- Handbendi Brúðuleikhús (Iceland)

Workshops, Pop-Ups, and Walkabouts:
- Pilkington Props (Iceland)
- Þykjó (Iceland)
- David Duffy (UK)
- Merlin Puppet Theatre (Greece/Germany)
- Bonnie Kim (USA)
- Heather Henson's Handmade Puppet Dreams (USA)

Premieres Not to Be Missed:
1. A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings - Silent Tide in association with Little Angel Theatre (UK)
2. Búkolla - Rootstock Puppet Co. (USA/Iceland)
3. Follow the Wind Home** - Handbendi Brúðuleikhús (Iceland)

Join us for a special performance at midnight on the summer solstice as Mike Shepherd and Sarah Wright present "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings," a site-specific adaptation created especially for HIP Fest 2024.

Beyond the captivating premieres, HIP Fest offers attendees a tranquil respite from the chaos of everyday life. It's a place where artists come together to share skills, joy, and the magic of puppetry against the backdrop of Northwest Iceland's serene beauty.

Don't miss your chance to escape into puppetry paradise at HIP Fest 2024. Join us in Hvammstangi this June for a weekend of inspiration, creativity, and unforgettable memories.

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