COMMENTS FROM ‘PUPPETRY FOR ARTISTS‘:
“Thank you for such a fantastic and creative weekend with you. I am a complete beginner to puppetry with no training at all and this workshop taught me so many valuable lessons that can turn anything into a living, breathing character!”
“Perfect group size; felt very intimate and that I could really get into everyone’s work in a meaningful way. Learnt so much from others practice and sharing, feedback was a big plus and I’m really glad we had space for this.”
“Lovely to use the static image, and then find a way to develop it in stages over the weekend, growing and expanding into a fully realised piece, with depth and history. Really loved the materials exploration and play aspect.”
“You created a safe and inspiring place to try out and perform new and unusual ideas that I may not have had the confidence doing in other environments.”
COMMENTS FROM ‘STORY MAKING WITH PUPPETS‘:
“A really great two days. Gently challenging, thought provoking and inspiring. Darren‘s wonderful enthusiasm, knowledge, experience and support made this a great course. Thank you”
“I found the course extremely useful, with a good varied mixture of exercises to help free up creativity”
“A really valuable and informative course, thank you”
COMMENTS FROM ‘MEANINGFUL MOVEMENT‘:
“Tons of great technique, skills, ideas and practical advice about manipulating puppets, performance, meaning etc. So good! Will be invaluable to me + my ongoing development as a performer / writer / puppeteer.”
“I loved the practice we had with different processes using bags / own puppets / other’s puppets. Other’s feedback also really useful + other’s eyes on our process.
This was an amazing 2 days. Excited about applying what I’ve learned. Some alchemy has happened.”
“Excellent. Great Enthusiasm. Real passion, knowledge and skill.”
“I think it was brilliantly pitched. I didn’t know this was your first – (You’d never guess!).
Great support + empathy + feedback. Can’t wait to do more work with you guys in future.
“Thank you. It’s nice to get direct feedback.”
“A wonderful experience! Thanks.”
“You are amazing. You opened a door for our group development.”
“Voice and how it relates was amazing. Open honest feedback space felt safe and constructive. Opportunity to try different puppets.
Brilliant weekend, I learned lots, I’m totally reconnected. thank you!!”
“The pace / dynamics of day was good. Darren + Isobel bring good balance of ideas and approaches – v positive + enthusiastic teaching.”