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Dates: February 22 & 23, 2020

Join us for this weekend intensive, practical workshop in performance and animation hosted by Clay and Paper Theatre. Learn how to activate and move giant puppets in large spaces, particularly for performance in public or outdoor settings. We’ll examine the context for using such puppets: how do giant images lend themselves to working in public spaces and telling "big" stories, whether in theatre, parades, spectacle, and/or political action. What can large puppets communicate that other mediums cannot? How do they engage with each other, the audience, and their environments?

We’ll do a deep dive into movement in this hands-on workshop, first exploring awareness of our own movement vocabulary and then transferring that awareness to puppetry. We’ll build some easy life-size puppets that will help teams of puppeteers to examine the use of breath, focus, weight, listening, specificity and economy of movement, amongst other principles. For the rest of the workshop we’ll play with Clay and Paper Theatre’s own giant puppets and images integrating new learning into staging and movement possibilities. Weather permitting, we’ll see if we can take some of our movement work outside into public space.

Explore this powerful tradition of animation with David Anderson , Canada's pioneer in public space performance who, with over fifty years of experience, is a master of narrative theatre using large-scale puppetry, musical soundscapes and exaggerated gestures to tell today’s urgent stories through plays, pageants, parades and spectacles.

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Dates + Times : February 22 & 23, 2020 (10am - 5pm)
Location : 221 Sterling Rd, Unit #5
Cost : $180
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