Tobias Husemann

Born in 1970 in Stuttgart, Tobias Husemann has always been fascinated by making puppets.
It was after a trip to Israel, where he created a Giant Elvis puppet, that he started looking for a new prototype, a character in itself. Tobias Husemann created DUNDU: a mobile puppet of 5 meters high with a simple form and very close to the human movements.
Thanks to its universal personality, DUNDU has conquered the world. Since 2006, Tobias Husemann and his crew performed in many international shows: from China to Ibiza, from Malmö to Singapore or in Dubaï.


By the same artist

Dundus, the Giants of Light (2014)

The Dundus are large puppets with a transparent, flexible body who stroll gently to the melodious sound of the kora, a harp from West Africa. Let them come close to you. Their almost human behavior is amazing.

In the end, Dundu, which is DU UND DU ("you and you") in phonetic German, is a metaphor for human life. Together, we can accomplish great things, and you are only one part of a whole.

They'll be waiting for you every evening during the Festival at Quai St. Antoine (near the Maréchal Juin Bridge) for two presentations at 8:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Don't be surprised if you also cross the path of these unusual visitors on the streets of the Presqu'ile during the festivities.

In collaboration with Les Subsistances

Dundu in Lyon - Fête des Lumières from DUNDU on Vimeo.