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".
The Object Score: Puppetry Performance Workshop for Adults
Duda Paiva Company
10am - 5pm 2 day workshop for adults. The Object Score is based on the research of the cross-over between puppets and dance.
The workshop challenges to develop short choreographic motives based on the technique
that the performer has to dance with two ‘bodies’, his own and that of the puppet. By
exploring this technique, they discover the challenges and possibilities the movement of the
dancer and the puppet are offering. In this space the performer is learning to create
emotional lines between him/her and the puppet and imagination and creativity get another
dimension. This workshop is being delivered with practitioner Josse Vessies from the Duda Paiva Company.
Dance City, Temple Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK