33-02 Skillman Ave (Enter on 34th Street), Long Island City, Queens (20 minutes from Times Square)
New York, NYmovementtheaterstudio.com
Contemporary Puppetry in Practice
Movement Theater Studio, NYC
December 2 - 4, 2016
Workshop Times: Dec. 2, 6:30pm - 10pm; Dec. 3 & 4, 10am - 3pm
A unique three-day course in contemporary puppet manipulation with renowned War Horse puppeteer and designer Tom Lee. Using principles of traditional Japanese puppet theater as a starting point, this workshop is for puppeteers and movement based actors to study the art of bringing a figure to life through focus, breath and fixed points of intention.
In addition to Bunraku-style puppetry, participants will have an opportunity to construct a puppet head and experience how the act of sculpting a character informs its movement. Ideal for directors and performers interested in devised work and a collaborative approach to theater making this workshop is primarily for new puppeteers to gain a hands-on launch into the genre—and come away with the start of a puppet!