PERFORMING

PERFORMINGTraining in animation and stage skills to bring different types of puppets to convincing life including essential puppetry principles (e.g. breath work) and sessions focused on specific techniques e.g. moving mouth or actors’ voice work. Workshops for all those seeking to perform in any context using puppetry.

SPRING TERM 2017
PUPPETRY FUNDAMENTALS / PERFORMING
14 & 15 Jan 2017 / Weekend / £95
CREATING A SHORT PUPPETRY SHOW / PERFORMINGCREATING
31 Jan – 21 March 2017 / 8 x Tuesday Evenings / £175
GLOVE PUPPETRY / PERFORMING
11 February 2017 / 1 Day / £55
TABLETOP PUPPETRY / PERFORMING
4 March 2017 / 1 Day / £55
PUPPETRY AND THERAPY / PERFORMING
18 & 19 February 2017 / Weekend / £95
STRINGS AND THINGS / PERFORMING
1 April 2017 / 1 Day / £55

SUMMER TERM 2017
PUPPETS VOICE AND TEXT / PERFORMING
13 & 14 May 2017 / Weekend / £95

SUMMER SCHOOL / PERFORMING / CREATING / MAKING
15-20 JULY 2017 / Full Time 6 Days / £tbc

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Puppetry Fundamentals

Weekend 14 & 15 January 2017 / £95 / PERFORMING  ‘A really good course, with complex ideas clearly and interestingly communicated – it was fun and enjoyable, I loved it.’ ‘This has definitely given me the confidence to take on puppetry work and study further’ One of our most popular courses: a weekend introducing the core skills … Continue reading Puppetry Fundamentals

Tabletop Puppetry

1 Day 4 March 2017 / £55 / PERFORMING Rather than the multi-puppeteer technique that is often referred to as tabletop puppetry (for an introduction to those skills, see our Multi-operator Puppetry course) this course will look at the tools and opportunities of setting your puppetry work on its own playing space – a table, but … Continue reading Tabletop Puppetry

Glove Puppetry

1 Day 11 February 2017 / £55 / PERFORMING  ‘The best kind of fun.’ A short introduction to one of the most iconic puppetry forms. The course will include core skills related to working with glove and hand puppets, staging options (from traditional booths to more contemporary settings), working with two (or more!) puppets, working with your … Continue reading Glove Puppetry

Puppetry and Therapy

18 & 19 feb 2017 / Weekend / £95 / PERFORMING This course is an introduction to working with puppets in a therapeutic environment, with particular focus on work in mental health. A mixture of practical work and discussion, we will cover why puppets work for therapy, storytelling as a therapeutic process, story starters for working with young … Continue reading Puppetry and Therapy

Strings and Things

Dates tbc / £55 / PERFORMING A playful and experimental introduction to marionette (string puppet) work. We’ll use objects, and simple puppets, to explore the principles of weight, balance, stillness and movement, and contact with the ground; and then discover the emotional and expressive potential of suspended movement by building short performance pieces. The course will be … Continue reading Strings and Things

Puppets Voice and Text

Weekend 13 & 14 May 2017 / £95 / PERFORMING  A weekend to explore using text, and your voice, with puppets. We will cover vocal techniques and exercises; working with puppets to help them speak convincingly, and also to listen; and look at the more specialised working with lipsynch and moving-mouth puppets. The course will give … Continue reading Puppets Voice and Text