Our ten-week, two-part, intensive course offers an entirely hands-on experience:
Part One teaches operating practice through several exploratory modules (see below). Participants will get to grips with a full range of techniques and puppet types focusing on key aspects of performance, including components of rhythm, object manipulation, atmospheric impulse, puppet construction and design, scale and perspective, movement and character.
In Part Two, students will choose to focus on one or two operating specialisms, honing their individual interests within a performance structure. Professional practitioners will support the student’s creation of exploratory work and consider narrative structure, visual storytelling, the written word and production for puppet theatre.
The course is accompanied by an evening programme of theatre visits, films, presentations, discussions and networking opportunities designed to enrich, inform, inspire and broaden horizons.