Transit Festival: The Macanuda's Message


21. June 2019


ved Kælkebakken
15:00 - 15:30


7500 Holstebro, Denmark

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A magical masked creature (The Red Macanuda) is the caretaker of journeys. She operates a suitcase on legs connected to a large antenna, comunicating with other creatures in her world. Her story is one of compasión and hope in troubling times.


On stage: Deborah Hunt (New Zealand/Puerto Rico), mask performer and puppeteer

Music: Pascal Comelade

Duration: 30 min. 

For all ages


Deborah Hunt is a specialist in the building and theatrical use of masks and puppets; puppeteer and performance artist since 1973 creating and presenting original theatre works and workshops in many parts of the world. She is the director of Maskhunt Motions, a nomadic laboratory of the performing object. Born and raised in New Zealand, she has resided in Puerto Rico since 1990 where she has created the 1st and 2nd Festivals of the Theatrical Mask; The Encounter of the Performing Object; Caminalumina: 1st and 2nd Festivals of Light and Shadow and “Sobre la mesa”, a small format adult puppetry challenge now in its 13th edition. She describes her work as theatre of the useless.

She has wriiten and illustrated Puppets, Puppetry and Gogmagog (a manual of puppet building) and Masks, Masked Faces (a manual of mask making).



This performance is presented as part of the 9th TRANSIT FESTIVAL hosted at Odin Teatret. 

TRANSIT FESTIVAL 12 - 23 June 2019

An international theatre festival for women in contemporary theatre. This year’s festival theme is Hope in Action, during which 56 performances, 6 workshops and two art exhibitions will be presented by more than 75 artists from 5 continents.

The Transit Festival has existed since 1995 and it is part of The Magdalena Project, an international network of women in theatre created to enable women to produce work that more profoundly reflects their own experience. The festival is directed by Julia Varley, actress of Odin Teatret.