“a spirit of the earth itself, returning to remind us of what we owe to the very landscape around us; or he might be a figure of childlike innocence, awakening our instincts for affection and care” Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
The big Man Waking, performed by Vision Mechanics, is a 8m high puppet who walks the streets of Scotland with puppeteers pulling ropes to animate him. Renamed New Man Walking for Edinburgh Hogmanay, the extra character of the Watcher, was added to the popular story. The watcher was passed down the story of the Big Man return from generations to generations, to be ready to welcome him.
Performed around Scotland.
Artistic Director: Symon Macintyre
Costume Designer: Mona Kastell
Performer: Ewan Macintyre