Miriam Langemeijer (1976); puppeteer and creator of visual theater. Along with her twin sister, Mischa Langemeijer, she has produced a number of original performances between 1999 and 2004. Uder the name 'Compagnie de Draak' they performed at various festivals in Europe. Miriam has extensive experimented with the art of puppetry, especially in street theater performances. Since 2004, Miriam works in close collaboration with artist / inventor Fred Abels. Together they search for new approaches to puppetry and are pioneers in the field of the combination street / puppet theater and animatronics.
“Puikebuiken”, was the first name of MIR's performances. The name ‘Puikebuiken’, a Dutch word, refers to all the wonderful things in life, and
literally means, “feeling good in the belly”. Since the theatre aims to present a inspiring story that “creates butterflies in your belly and
makes you feel good by quietly awakening your imagination”. Later Mir worked with the name: Compagnie de Draak (Dragon), referring to this wild animal
existing only because of our imagination.
Below a few shows of Puikebuiken Puppet Theatre/ Compagnie de Draak