Puppetery and object manipulation – Amy Moule


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6h workshop – 28/03/2019 – 14h-17h & 29/03/2019 – 10h-13h

Puppetery and object manipulation

As both a puppeteer and a storyteller I am constantly fascinated by the endless possibilities of object manipulation and it’s use within improvisation. I will be guiding participant’s through the basics of puppetry and puppetry performance but in a way that allows creative freedom for all as there will be no pre- fabricated puppets in use – character’s will be made and created in the moment.

This workshop should challenge participants to think outside the box of usual stand and deliver story telling. Participant’s will learn basic puppetry skills, puppetry performance skills, object manipulation and ways of weaving this type of work into their scene work. We will work on Banraku style puppetry (using 3 puppeteers per puppet). There will be a sense of group creation in some moments and therefore a need to develop and hone skills in whole body listening. Participants will be able to create characters, environments and worlds to enable their stories and scenes to come alive in a way we don’t often see in ‘regular’ improvisation.

This type of work will help participants to listen with all their senses. Plus it’s lots of fun to play with ‘stuff’ and push the limits of imagination, assumption and pre conceived ideas of objects by transforming, manipulating and playing with everyday objects, junk and bits and bobs to create unique stories, characters, worlds and moments of wonder.