Banff Puppet Theatre Intensive
Old Trout Puppet Workshop
January 3 - 17, 2014
Program dates: January 3, 2014 - January 17, 2014
Registration deadline: November 4, 2013
Please note: This program is open to a maximum of 24 participants.
Program Fee: $1,975, Workshop Only Fee: $910.50
This workshop is a two-week residential exploration into the creative art of puppet theatre, presented by The Banff Centre and Peter Balkwill of the Old Trout Puppet Workshop. The Old Trouts are founded on the collaborative nature of ensemble-based creation, and they build their shows through a process of consensus, which will be the thesis of this intensive. The workshop is open to puppeteers, actors, dancers, directors, designers, teachers, visual artists, writers, and anyone with a willing spirit.
Over 15 days, participants will explore exercises that identify the physical awareness and synchronicity of an ensemble. They'll also participate in an arena of debate and building, informed by the ideas brought forth from the participant group. These exercises will support the foundation of original theatrical puppet performances to be developed in the subsequent part of the workshop.