Puppet Manipulation

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Puppet performance skills.

This workshop demystifies the versatile and incredible art form of puppetry and arms participants with the basic skills to create characters and devise visual stories. In a series of exercises, focussing on the fundamental manipulation skills of focus, breath and gravity, participants will gain a grounding in DPS’ iconic puppetry work. 

Classroom Connections: Contemporary Performance, Storytelling, Devising and Working as an Ensemble 

60 – 120mins | Primary/Secondary

Workshop content includes:

• The crafting and use of paper, object, and laser cut training puppets 

• An understanding of Visual Theatre Techniques and Conventions 

• An introduction to puppet manipulation skills 

• The opportunity to devise small scale visual theatre performances 

• A focus on movement and shape to create visual symbol & meaning.


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