Project Description

The Firebird

We are privileged to have been part of the creative team – headed by Janni Younge, formerly of Handspring Puppet Co – that brought Stravinsky’s famous 1910 piece “The Firebird” to life with a distinctive African flair.

After its very successful Cape Town Preview and sold-out run at the National Arts Fest in Grahamstown, the show is wowing audiences on a 6 city summer tour of the US with IMG Artists International. More info on

For a behind-the-scenes look at our animation process, have a look at our blog post here. Press release here.

Also check out our interview with Animation SA over here.

Animation Credits:
Director: Janni Younge
Animation Director, Animation & Painting: Michael Clark
Illustration & Animation: Johan Scheepers

Animation: Chris Staub, Kgothatso “Bruce” Malatji, Lauren Jansons
  • Painting THE FIREBIRD

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