Spare Parts Puppet Theatre was formed following the success of Faust and Ms Nishimoto was invited to spend a year working with the company as a master puppeteer and technique master.
Ms Nishimoto was recognised in 2008 by the global Union internationale de la Marionnette for her contribution to puppetry in Australia.
Among her productions were The Bugalugs Bum Thief, Cat Balloon, The Deep, Eat the Moon and the large-scale The Midnight Gang in collaboration with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Her recent projects included Moominpappa at Sea and The Fox.
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre published a statement saying "Many of us have known Noriko for a very long time and have long professional and personal histories with her... Our focus is on remembering the impact both past, present and future that this very exceptional and talented artist had on generations of people."
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