Bert Miller and The Animal Folk, sing songs about animals - about the troublesome relationship between humans and animals, about the hypocrisies of trying to live ethically, about the commercial abuse of animals, about the meaning of life.
It was therefore too tempting not to work with them for a spell. This, incidentally was the first shadow-puppet show that we 'created' rather than 'assisted with.' It was shown intimately at The Roundhouse, Dartington Estate, as part of a showcase, and was taken subsequently to Battersea Arts Centre.
People love shadow-puppets when they're done thoughtfully. Because you see the shadow - not the puppet - they are kind of disembodied entities, and therefore have a magic about them. Perhaps this is why they are traditionally viewed as ancestral spirits in Indonesian wayang kulit.