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Puppets in Prague worskhop

Holandska 20
Prague 100 00
Czech Republic
Prague, --
www.puppetsinprague.eu
Puppets in Prague worskhops

Mirek Trejtnar

Puppets in Prague 2017 Worskhops

Puppets in Prague

February 27 - October 19, 2017
see website for details
Varies depending on workshop

For 17 years we have brought hundreds of puppeteers from around the world into the magical world of Czech puppetry. We teach how to carve traditional Czech marionettes, how to make film animation puppets, plus marionette performance and manipulaton. Just last month, UNESCO recognized the rich tradition of Czech puppetry by declaring it a world heritage. Work with some of the leading masters at Puppets in Prague! This year you can learn how to make specialty SKELETON MARIONETTES and ACROBATIC DANCERS - four puppets on one controller.

2017 WORKSHOPS
Skeleton Dancing- 27 February - 8 March
Puppets for Film Animation- 26 April - 9 May
Marionette Carving - 12-27 June
Carving and Performance- 8 August - 3 September
Four Dancers Marionette - 9 - 19 October

Applications- www.puppetsinprague.eu
Best of luck to all of you and hope to see you in Prague soon!
Leah and Mirek

Puppet Showplace Theater

32 Station Street
Brookline, MA
puppetshowplace.org/introduction-to-shadow-puppetry
617.731.6400

Introduction to Shadow Puppetry

Brad Shur, Artist in Residence

March 7 - 28, 2017
March 7, 14, 21, & 28 | 6:30-9pm
$175. Register before February 25: $150. Puppets at Night Members save 15%.(Puppets at Night Members save 15%).

What do translucent buffalo hide and overhead projectors have in common? Shadow puppetry is a centuries-old art form that is constantly evolving to incorporate new materials and technologies. In "Introduction to Shadow Puppetry," students will learn the history of shadow theater and will encounter examples of exciting work being developed by contemporary shadow puppeteers. Through building and performance exercises, the class will explore diverse styles of shadow puppets ranging from simple silhouettes to elaborate cut-out figures with moving parts. By the end of the class, students will have acquired all the tools they need to create their own shadow puppet show!

Puppet Showplace Theater

32 Station Street
Brookline, MA
puppetshowplace.org/sock-puppet-pro
617.731.6400

Sock Puppet Pro!

Jonathan Little, Little's Creatures

March 29 - April 12, 2017
March 29, April 5, & April 12, 6:30-9pm
$120 + $15 materials fee (due in class to the instructor) Register before March 10: $95. Puppets at Night Members save 15%!

Are you ready to make the most awesome sock puppets ever? Join Jonathan Little of Little’s Creatures as we learn how to transform simple socks into stunningly awesome characters and bring them to life on stage and screen. Students will learn the fundamentals of mouth puppet construction including how to: cut, sew, and glue fabric; construct a working mouth; and attach eyes, arms, and rods for manipulation. Everyone will go home with their own original sock puppet!

No previous experience is necessary. This is a great class for teachers, craft artisans, solo performers, or anyone interested in pro-quality puppet construction.

Ripley Grier Studios

BPC- Puppet FOCUS Workshop Series – Part 2: Rods, Live Hands and Assisting

Brooklyn Puppet Conspiracy

April 8, 2017
1 - 4 pm
$40

In this workshop we will be focusing dissecting the mechanics of working with Puppet Rods, Live-Hands Puppets, Props, and doing all of that both solo and with an assistant (and being the assistant!) Then we are going to put those new skills to use with some Scene Work and Improv Games
Who wants to play?

Limited to 10 participants.
Some puppet and monitor experience is preferred for this workshop.

To sign up write to BrooklynPuppetConspiracy@gmail.com

Puppet Showplace Theater

32 Station Street
Brookline, MA
puppetshowplace.org/shadow-puppetry-production-lab
617.731.6400

Shadow Puppetry Production Lab

Brad Shur, Artist in Residence

April 25 - May 30, 2017
Six Tuesday evenings,
April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 6:30-9pm
$200 + $20 materials fee, due in cash to the instructor at the start of class. Register by April 1: $175 + $20 materials fee. (Puppets at Night Members save 15%).

Make your story ideas a reality! Learn to build and perform your very own shadow puppet show in this rigorous and supportive class. We'll begin with research and design exploration, using both scripting and visual storyboarding to get your concept ready for production. We will then create scenery and visual environments while learning to bring shadow characters to life with movement, sound, and advanced manipulation techniques. We will also learn methods for crafting puppets from durable materials and will utilize mechanisms such as hinges, rivets, springs, and slides. Participants will be invited to showcase their work in the Puppet Showplace Slam. This is an advanced-level class: "Introduction to Shadow Puppetry" or equivalent artistic experience is recommended. Participants will be expected to work on projects outside of class time.

NOLA Rehearsal Studios

250 W 54th St. btw Broadway & 8th Ave.
Manhattan, NY
movementtheaterstudio.com

Contemporary Puppetry in Practice

Movement Theater Studio NYC

April 28 - 30, 2017
Friday - 6:30 - 10pm
Sat & Sun - 10am - 3pm
$290 + $10 materials fee = Total: $300 (A $100 deposit is required to secure space. Refundable until 4/14. Remainder of fee is due 4/21.)

A unique two-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!
As part of the workshop, students will:
Study the concepts fixed point, effort, weight and intention
Explore the basic techniques of 3-person manipulation inspired by the division of labor in traditional Japanese puppet theater: head operator, left hand operator and leg operator
Create a full, raw style puppet from paper and, through various études, explore its character
Build a puppet head from basic materials and have the opportunity to manipulate that head using a puppet body provided for the workshop

Ripley Grier Studios

520 8th Ave. 16th Floor
New York, NY
brooklynpuppetconspiracy.com/8-week-tv-class-2/

Toluca Mitla

Puppetry for TV, Film and Video - 8 Week, Level 1 Class

Brooklyn Puppet Conspiracy

May 3 - June 21, 2017
7 - 10 PM
$450

This is a beginner level class. No previous puppetry experience is required.

EVERYONE who participates will be provided with “practice eyes” and a hand made, professional-style practice PUPPET that are theirs TO KEEP! Check them out at http://www.brooklynpuppetconspiracy.com/practicepuppetsforyou/


8 Wednesdays - Starting May 3, 2016
Class Dates: May 3, 10, 17, 25, 31, June, 7 14, 21.
Class size: 10 students

In this course we will be studying:
• Basic puppetry skills including stance, eye focus, mouth sync, walks, and rod manipulation
• Working with the monitor
• Improvised scenes
• Working with human actors
• Character building
• Vocal Characterization
• Choreography

To sign up or if you have any questions…. Click here! Or write to brooklynpupetconspiracy@gmail.com

**If you are considering taking this course you want to be sure you will have some time for practicing at home throughout the week with a camera/monitor setup of your own. The learning comes from the class but the skill comes from the practicing!

Buxton School

291 South Street
Williamtown, MA
www.newenglandpuppet.org
413-652-7249

New England Puppet Intensive -- Design and Construction Edition

Dave Lane (Old Trout Puppet Workshop) & Marie-Êve Cormier

June 28 - July 9, 2017
Arrive between 3 and 4 pm on Wednesday, June 28th.
$1250

Immerse yourself in the ultimate studio experience! For 10 days, we’ll engage in a unique design laboratory with a fully stocked puppet-making studio set against the backdrop of the beautiful Massachusetts Berkshires.

At the core of our work is a concern for expressiveness and character. We will dispel with the impulse to build puppets by classification and taxonomy and instead ask more fundamental questions which free the puppet designer to innovate beyond routine forms. Puppetry and mask exercises will help us more fully understand the interplay between design and performance.

Woven into the experience is a collective creation project which will be presented as part of the Berkshire Lantern Walk in partnership with the world renown Clark Art Institute.

A field in the woods on Vashon Island (just a ferry ride away from Seattle)

Our field in the deep deep woods
Vashon Island, WA
www.islewilde.org
For more info or any questions please contact Adam Ende at 347-455-5558.
Giant monster theater!

Islewilde arts and performance festival 2017

Islewilde

July 22 - August 14, 2017
The big show is on Saturday, August 12, 7pm

The schedule for building the shows is 3 weeks--Friday, July 21-Friday, August 11, leading up to the final show on Saturday, August 12. It's ideal for you to come for the whole time, but if you can't commit to the full 3 weeks, don't let that keep you away--I would recommend, though, that whenever you arrive, you stay through the final show on August 12.
Free

You are invited to join us for a free residency, that culminates in a large scale immersive performance. An open creative play space in an idyllic field in the woods on an island in the Pacific Northwest. A small gathering of artists from around the country and around the word. A chance to live and work together in a non-hierarchical environment. We will share meals, skills, shows, stories, ideas, make connections, and finally create new works together, performances and installations in the field. While this is very much about the process of living in a temporary intentional creative community, and working hard together for the joy of creation and cohabitation, it is also about our sacred responsibility to create an amazing and magical art and theater experience for a small and lucky public. The goal is to transform the field into a magical wonderland, and take the audience on a journey of the imagination.

The creative challenge for the participating artists this year will be to form five teams, which will each, over the space of 3 weeks, create there own creative sculptural theater space, costumes, puppets, masks, scripts, and performances of any and all kinds. When the audience arrives on the final day, they will be split into 5 equal groups and led by a representative character from each team to their own theater. So 5 groups of audience will each be watching a different show at the same time. At the end of the show, a gong will sound, and the audiences will move with their group to the next theater space, and watch the next show. The audience will all see 5 shows but in different orders, and the performers will all perform their piece 5 times. At the end of the fifth show, the audience will be gathered to the center for one final big group performance and culmination tying it all together. This should be a mind blowing theater experience for the audience, and the challenge for the participating artists will be to create a show that is somehow cohesive and entertaining, regardless of what order it is watched in. We have created this structure for the event, but what goes into it in terms of content and aesthetic will be up to the artists who land in the field.

Sandglass Theater

17 Kimball Hill
Putney, VT
sandglasstheater.org/education/summer-intensive/
802-387-4051

Puppet Arts Training Summer Intensive

Sandglass Theater

August 7 - 19, 2017
Classes during the intensive will be scheduled for five and a half days per week.
$1400 not including meals and housing

Two weeks of full immersion into the art and soul of puppet theater. The intensive is offered to anyone who is seeking to expand and deepen their skill and understanding of the puppet.

Led by Sandglass Theater's artistic directors, Eric Bass and Ines Zeller Bass who have developed this training method for over 30 years.

Center for Puppetry Arts, Online Classes

Distance Learning, The Center for Puppetry Arts

Center for Puppetry Arts

online - anytime
-see website for details-

The Center for Puppetry Arts uses the latest technology to offer nationwide Distance Learning programs for PreK-adult through videoconferencing, webinars, and streamed content. Arts-infused workshops are conducted via videoconferencing and are tailored to specific classroom topics and curriculum for K-12 groups. For K-5, hands-on puppet building integrates with science, social studies, language arts and other disciplines to create a dynamic, interactive virtual classroom for a virtual field trip experience. Middle School/High School programs are discussion based. Programs complement national curriculum standards in language arts, social studies, science, math and other areas. The Center provides a comprehensive study guide and materials list for most programs.

Webinars (both live and streamed) and streamed workshops and lectures are available for teachers seeking demos and professional development (also available via videoconferencing). Streamed workshops are also ideal for anyone interested in learning about puppetry.

The Distance Learning Team @ Center for Puppetry Arts

Puppetry in NYC title image is from Project B - 3 Works, photo by Jane Stein.