" With nothing more than his bare hands and wooden eyes, Lejo has created a unique, fresh style of puppet theatre. "
With nothing more than his bare hands and wooden eyes, Lejo has created a unique, fresh style of puppet theatre. “Hands up!” is a lively, wordless performance with lots of music. The show is a string of individual scenes. The puppets display their tricks in a big blue puppet theater. A boisterous dog, two tap dancers, a cow with an eating disorder, an entire children’s choir – including the conductor – and many others, take to the stage. The music varies from classical piano to modern dance and is all composed especially for the show. The audience (young and old alike!) soon forgets it is watching two hands.
After the show everyone is welcome to join the workshop ‘how to make a pair
of lejo-eyes’. With a cardboard model, scissors and tape you can build your
Lejo puppet, play with it and take it home with you.
Under stage name “Lejo”, Leo Petersen (1974 – the Netherlands) has been performing live and filming his puppets since 1995. It started as a school project, and grew to be an act with which he has traveled around the world.
His short videos are being broadcasted on various TV channels.