Remember the Giants? If you can’t you probably didn’t read a newspaper, watch a TV screen or chat with friends for a month.
What’s more, you wouldn’t know that two Creative Albany members were in the thick of it.
First, Dianne Wolfer, of course, she had to be, she wrote the book, The Lighthouse Girl, from which the tale was derived and adapted by Jean-Luc Courcoult , Author/Artistic Director and Founder of Royal De Luxe.
And second, the one who probably had most fun, Cassy Turner, secretary of Creative Albany and renowned athlete and risk taker.
Cassy worked for the French based street-theatre company, Royal De Luxe, and Perth International Arts Festival 2015.
“I performed as a 'Lilliputian' or puppeteer of the Giants,” she said. “After 2 weeks of intensive rehearsals, I performed alongside a team of 16 West Australians and over 50 French.
“The 11m tall Diver Giant was operated by nearly 30 people, including me and a significant moment was celebrating the Little Girl Giants Birthday - 10 years old.
“Her day was commemorated with dancing, laughing, singing and there was even cake. Unfortunately, she was unable to eat any, something about lacking a digestive system, so we had to eat it for her.”
Cassy said she felt very proud to help bring the Giants to life and that performing in front of an estimated 1.5 million people was an “unforgettable experience”.
Read more about Dianne's work and her Giant experience on her blog; http://diannewolfer.com/