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".
Uncanny Beings: 6-day Adult Puppet Making Workshop
10am - 5pm 6 day workshop for adults. Join leading maker Alison Duddle to design and create your own human tabletop puppet. The 6-day workshop includes making a head and torso out of paper mache over a clay base, carving arms hands legs and feet from Limewood, and learning all relevant joint making and assembling methods, as well as approaches to painting and finishing. All tools and materials are provided. Alison Duddle has 18 years experience creating puppets for stage, screen and parades around the UK and internationally. Only 12 places available!
Newcastle Arts Centre
Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK