This workshop will immerse you in contemporary shadow puppetry methods and technology, and take you on a brief visit to the living traditions of shadow puppetry around the world.
It will be a hands-on day, focusing on the use of shadow in theatrical work: as fabricated actors, as powerful images, and as kinetic set design. In this one-day class, you will design and build your own shadow puppet(s), explore a number of manipulation techniques and light sources, and start to develop a short piece of theatre.
DATE: Saturday May 7, 10 am to 4 pm
LOCATION: Puppetmongers Studio. Unit W-23, 388 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
David Powell, the other co-founder of Puppetmongers, has been involved with all levels of production: design, scripting, construction, marketing, touring, performing and administration. With Puppetmongers, he has created eleven new theatre works, toured extensively nationally and internationally, and received awards from both the theatre and puppetry communities in Canada and the USA. David’s other work has included design and building puppet, sets, masks and props for many theatre companies. He created Shuttle Dreams, a new-music shadow play with musicians Scott Wilson and Daria Kwiatkowska. He has taught puppetry arts at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, York University, University of Windsor, University of Guelph, the Toronto Teachers’ College, and at several C.O.D.E Conferences.
Posted by: Toronto School of Puppetry
For more information: http://www.torontoschoolofpuppetry.com/shadow-puppetry/