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".
Strings and Things: Marionette Performance Workshop for Adults
10am - 5pm 2 day workshop for adults. A workshop for beginners to intermediate level. Participants will be guided through operation exercises and techniques to achieve believable marionette manipulation.
The workshop will also incorporate the mechanics of marionette movement, and how different aspects such as the control, the stringing of the puppet, its weight, clothing, etc. affects its capabilities. The limitations, pitfalls, and solutions for using marionettes in live performance will also be discussed. Noisy Oyster will be bringing their 3D printed marionettes for use during the workshop as well as trick marionettes from their circus marionette show.
Newcastle Arts Centre
Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK