String Puppets have their own properties of movement, relationship to gravity, tension, weight, and character.
In this introductory workshop participants will create string puppets out of a variety of materials to explore movement, breath, impulse, focus and performance techniques. Emphasis will be on experimentation and play.
Shawna Reiter is the Artistic Director of CLUNK Puppet Lab. She studied puppetry at the Banff Puppet Intensive, the Sandglass Theatre Puppet Intensive, Mouth Puppetry for Stage and Film with Mike Petersen; String Puppetry with Frank Soehnle; Voice for Puppetry with voice instructor Paul De Jong; and has apprenticed under Peter Balkwill of the Old Trout Puppet Workshop. Shawna has also studied physical theatre and clown at The Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance and at Green Fools Theatre. She holds a formal degree from the Ontario College of Art and Design, and an MFA from the University of Calgary. Shawna has been teaching both fine art and puppetry classes and workshops for over 12 years to children and adults from diverse backgrounds at universities, colleges, art galleries, and school boards across Canada. She currently teaches puppetry at the Humber College Puppetry Intensive and Master Class Series.
Date: Saturday November 26 and Sunday 27, 10 am to 4 pm.
Tuition: Two days for $200 registration plus $20 materials.
Location: Puppetmongers Studio. Unit W-23, 388 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto
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Posted by: Pupppetmongers Theatre
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