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".
MEET THE PUPPETEERS
At every edition of Newcastle Puppetry Festival we run a Meet the Puppeteers Q+A series which puts leading puppeteers, theatremakers and puppet makers in the hot seat so audiences and artists can ask their burning questions. Interviewed by our resident digital specialist Matt Wood, we try and include four artists/companies in each edition of the talks series to give a varied picture of the puppetry industry.
“It’s so useful to be able to just talk to practitioners and feel validated in our practice”
– 2017 audience member
Alison Duddle has 18 years experience creating puppets for stage, screen and parades around the UK and internationally.
Garlic Theatre is an award winning, international visual theatre company that has toured to 21 countries outside the UK.
Marc Parrett of The OBJECT Project is a puppetry director, designer, performer and maker who has performed across the UK, Europe and Australia.
Caroline Ada of Swallow Wings Puppetry combines her 20 years of teaching experience with puppetry practice to produce work based in real life stories.
International stars of puppetry, the Duda Paiva Company have performed their extensive and unique repertoire around the world.
Brian is perhaps best known as the lead puppeteer for BB-8 in Star Wars VII-IX as well as numerous other puppets and animatronic creations throughout the saga.
3 years ago Nik decided to explore what CAD and 3D printing technology could bring to puppet design and construction. This has resulted in some highly articulate and unique puppets named Filabods which have been selling worldwide over the last year.
Lesley-anne Rose is an independent film maker specialising in stop motion puppet animation. As well as having an interest in bizarre and surreal stories, Lesley-anne works with people from diverse and underrepresented communities to tell the stories less commonly told,
Laura Mathews designs and makes articulated animals sculptures and puppets. Their work focuses on bio-mimicry and creating truly convincing impressions of life, studying the skeleton and muscular structures in depth.
Moving Parts 'Meet The Practitioners Series' 2019 - Headstrung Puppets
Merlin Puppet Theatre
Moving Parts 'Meet The Practitioners Series' 2019 - Merlin Puppet Theatre
Hop Signor Puppet Theatre
Moving Parts 'Meet The Practitioners Series' 2019 - Hop Signor Puppet Theatre
Judith Hope Puppet Maker
Moving Parts 'Meet The Practitioners Series' 2019 - Judith Hope Puppet Maker
Stephen Mottram - Meet the Practitioner Series, Moving Parts 2017
Gavin Glover - Meet the Practitioners Series, Moving Parts 2017
Blind Summit Theatre (Fiona Clift)
Blind Summit Theatre (Fiona Clift) - Meet the Practitioners Series, Moving Parts 2017
Meet the Practitioner Series, Moving Parts 2017