E2: OBJECT, UNIVERSE & LIFE IN PERFORMANCE
Merlin Puppet Theatre
Monday 8th - Tuesday 9th April 2019
10am - 5pm daily
Ages 18+ / adults
An approach to all three basic elements that contribute to making a complete visual universe - Object, Universe and Life. OBJECT - puppet, mask, shadows; UNIVERSE - scenography, light and sound; LIFE - how these elements become animate. An exploratory laboratory, which examines through analysis, practice and experimentations, how a harmonious puppetry performance is created. Through improvisations and research on stage individually and in groups, participants will work on how to develop and realise an idea, all the way from scratch to the final desirable result. See here for Merlin Puppet Theatre's show at the festival, "Noone's Land".
Browse through galleries, videos and press articles from previous editions of Newcastle Puppetry Festival and also view related artist commissions and community projects.
Newcastle Puppetry Festival debuted in 2017, winning The Journal Culture Award for ‘Best Newcomer’. Since then the event has run 2019, 2021 and 2023, with the next planned festival in 2024.
The festival presents an international programme of theatre, workshops and outdoor arts for adults, children and families, including UK premieres and professional training.
“So wonderful to have this in Newcastle. More please.”