SUMMER 2021: THE QUIXOTIC CIRCUS

QuixoticCircus-2-2-smallEvery year, the Summer Intensive is a highlight of our learning and teaching, and we weren’t prepared to miss another one. So, we’ve found a new model which we feel sure will bring all the fun, camaraderie and adventure of the classic Intensive, combined with all the flexibility that Lady Covid demands.

Roll up! Roll Up! for…

The Quixotic Circus! Built from all the wild dreams of your puppetry imaginations, The Quixotic Circus is a feast of courses that dream a better world into existence, driven by the BPS ideals of art, craft, connection and fun. A menu of workshops to suit every appetite. Nibble on a starter, or dive in for a 3 course meal. Join us in person or online.

After the year we’ve had, we all deserve to run away to the circus!

Bringing together all three stands of our training approach – Puppet Making, Puppetry, Performance and Creation with Puppetry – workshops will focus on a wide and exciting range of puppet skills and puppet forms. You can immerse yourself in a journey that travels through making, digs into performance skills with your new creations and develops new pieces of work, or simply dip your toe into a course that meets your needs and imagination.

Linking them together is a joyful circus theme, and the invitation to you all to join our ragtag community of puppet players. All are welcome, and working together we’re going to create one of the Greatest Shows on Earth!

Book one course – book three and save 10% – or scroll down for a VERY SPECIAL OFFER and take as many as you like.

THE QUIXOTIC CIRCUS! A SUMMER PROGRAMME

ACT I: WORKSHOPS POWERED BY MAKING (& MORE!)

JOIN THE SHOEBOX CIRCUS CAVALCADE
3-4 July / Weekend 11 – 6pm on Zoom / £125
Make a small, perfect circus performer inside their own tiny act!
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ROLL UP! GETTING STARTED WITH PUPPETS
6 & 7 July / Evenings / 7-9pm on Zoom / £75
Discover all the key skills for performing with puppets
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BIG TOP TALL TALES: TALKING WITH PUPPETS
9 July / Friday 10am-5pm / £75
Learn lipsync puppetry and make your own chattering puppet
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INTERVAL: POPCORN!

ACT II: COURSES INSPIRED BY PERFORMANCE (& MORE!)

HUMANETTE CIRCUS PERFORMER, YOU!
11 July 2021 / Sunday 10 – 5pm making, 7pm – 9pm performing, on Zoom / £75
Your face, on the body of a circus star. The adventure starts here!
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SPIT AND POLISH: WORKING ON PUPPETRY
13 & 14 July / Evenings / 7-9pm on Zoom / £75
Unleash the power of your puppet in this exploration of puppetry direction
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BRING A PUPPET, WRITE A SCENE
16 July / Friday 10am-5pm on Zoom / £75
Unlock your writing with your puppet’s help
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          INTERVAL: CHAMPAGNE!

ACT III: COURSES DIVING INTO CREATION (& MORE!)

MAKE A MOVIE
Sun 18 July 2-5pm, individual slots Mon 19 & Tues 20 July, Sharing Weds 21 July 8pm / £100
Capture your act and discover the powerful possibilities of puppetry on film
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PRODUCING SMALL SCALE THEATRE
19 & 20 July / Evenings 6.30-9pm / £75
Get your work on stage!
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ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
23-25 July 2021 / Fri & Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-1pm / £100
The grand finale: Make a giant performing elephant together and take to the streets (plus your own tiny mouse)
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SPECIAL OFFERS

Book any three courses and save 10% – you’ll have to contact us for this offer

Or go large and get the Quixotic Ticket – join the whole programme, or as much as you like, * for only £475 * – and save £300 on individual ticket prices!!!
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