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".
Simple Animal Rod Puppets: Beginners Puppet Making Workshop
10am - 5pm two day workshop for teens and adults. Learn to design and create simple animal rod puppets from basic, inexpensive and easily sourced materials. The course structure will include design, incorporating simple movement, material choices and sourcing (including glues for various surfaces) and finished aesthetics. Participants should have a completed puppet by the end of the course and have gained the skills and experience to create many more. Suitable for all levels of experience.
Ages 16+ / teens and adults
£95 (inclusive of all materials and both days)
John Marley Centre
John Marley Centre, Muscott Grove, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK