Contemporary Puppetry Performance Techniques

with Margarita Blush

About the Course
Contemporary Puppetry is a practical class that explores techniques for the animation of contemporary 2-3 person puppets (aka Bunraku). Using foundation principles for multiple puppeteers’ manipulation as a starting point, this workshop is for puppeteers and movement-based performers who wish to study the art of bringing a figure to life through breath, focus, gravity and fixed points of intention.

Participants will construct a very simple paper puppet in order to engage in movement explorations. A perfect course for puppeteers and theatre performers who want to get their heads around working as a team on one puppet.

About the Tutor
Margarita Blush is a Bulgarian-American theatre artist. She holds a BFA degree in Performance and an MFA degree in Directing for Puppet Theatre from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria. Margarita has performed, directed and taught internationally, including Bulgaria, Macedonia, Turkey, Germany, France, and the USA.

As an artist, Margarita thrives through the creation of original work. As a teacher, she is particularly interested in developing imaginative 21st century performance makers.

Dates and times: Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November 2018, 10am-5pm

Cost: £120/£95 concessions (for two days)

Location: Studios

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