SUMMER SCHOOL / MAKING / CREATING / PERFORMING
JULY 2018 / Full Time 1 week / Dates TBC
July 2017 / 6 Days Full Time 15-20 / £465
“A brilliant, bonkers week packed with world-class teaching and a well-rounded curriculum covering all we needed and more, resulting in a proper, touching show. Highly recommended.”
Bringing together all three core strands of our training – puppetry performance, making and the art of creating of your own work – the BPS Summer School is a unique workshop, able to explore in greater depth and breadth than our regular weekend and evening courses. The Summer School creates a Puppetry Training Company who will, over 6 days, investigate practically a wide range of core skills in puppet making and performance. Together, we will develop an original performance that plays with a variety of puppetry forms; performance styles and the creation of different figures, culminating in a celebratory public production at the end of the week’s work.
This rich week will offer a mixture of group training and opportunities for personal areas of focus on making, staging, devising and performance. Working towards a production will allow us to explore all aspects puppetry in the theatre, including investigating puppetry direction, staging, and lighting.
“I also learned so much from the other participants due to the range of skills that you invited in, so picked up even more new knowledge/confidence.”
Sessions during the week will be led by all three of BPS’s founding artists, whose practices span extensive theatre work, large scale events and live art, and will also include opportunities to eat together and explore Brighton’s brilliant theatre scene. We expect days to run 10am-6pm with some additional evenings for making and practising. We will be based for the second year in the inspiring creation spaces at The Spire in East Brighton.
This is an unrivalled opportunity for intensive hands-on training in every aspect of making brilliant puppetry theatre happen and is suitable for all those with a commitment to puppetry, and with some practical experience of either making or performing with puppets.
“Thanks for such a great week, It’s given me so much more fuel for my puppet making and for developing stories and turning them into shows.”
“The manipulation guidance was excellent and brilliantly easy to follow.”
Places are strictly limited and are by simple application in order that we can bring together an effective group with a mixture of backgrounds.
If you are interested in participating please email us a short bio that outlines your experience in puppetry and your particular area of interest.
“A fantastic learning opportunity”
(feedback from students 2016)