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Including: Manipulation, Staging, and Communicating with Johan Vandergun of Lampoon Puppet Theatre

This workshop will involve you in the manipulation of hand-puppets, rod-puppets and objects.

We will discover what kind of staging gives the greatest flexibility, and advantages or difficulties and explore how to communicate with the audience through movement instead of words.

In short, everything that anyone wants to know.

Sunday May 1st, 10 am to 4 pm.

$100 registration

Tel: 416-469-3555

LOCATION: Puppetmongers Studio. Unit W-23, 388 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Originally from Holland, Johan Vandergun came to Canada in the late 1960s and became a principal designer and performer with Frog Print Theatre. In 1973, Johan and Alison (née Rhynd) Vandergun formed Lampoon Puppettheatre, a company well known for its unique use of polyfoam in puppet construction. Lampoon Puppettheatre has toured its theatre productions extensively in Canada and abroad, and in 1976 received a UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence in the Art of Puppetry for its production of Clowning Around. Johan Vandergun has also created puppets for various television programs, including The Hilarious House of Frightenstein starring Billy Van and Vincent Price. He has long been a member of the executive committee of the Ontario Puppetry Association and is known for his film work on Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (2007), An Amish Murder (2013) and The Day the Old Man Knocked (2010).

Posted by: Toronto School of Puppetry
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