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Lab Liftoff: Puppetry Storytelling

The Institute of Imagination

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 at 09:30 - Thursday, 31 May 2018 at 16:00 (BST)

Lab Liftoff: Puppetry Storytelling

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You’re invited to…Lab Liftoff: Puppetry Storytelling

Join masters of puppetry Brunskill and Grimes for a three-day workshop during May half term. James and Andy have worked on an amazing range of puppetry shows, including working as Associate Director and Associate Puppetry Director on the critically-acclaimed National theatre production of War Horse.

What can I expect at Lab Liftoff: Puppetry Storytelling?

These workshops explore the many possibilities working with puppets allows: moments of connection, exploring empathy and creating secret worlds. Children will be introduced to the principles behind Brunskill and Grimes approach to puppetry, which has been seen across stages internationally and the most well known theatres in London. They will learn how to devise stories and performance with puppetry at its heart. The experts, James and Andy, will guide children throughout the three days.

Children will:

  • Work with materials such as paper, tape and sticks to create moving characters
  • Learn how to bring puppet characters to life using three basic performance principles; breath, focus and fixed point
  • Create a puppetry piece and present it to an audience
  • Join in exercises and games every day to encourage and develop a sense of ensemble, communication (both verbal and non verbal)

What will children learn at Lab Liftoff: Puppetry Storytelling?

  • How to create a narrative with visual stimulus as the starting point
  • How understanding physiology can help you be a better puppeteer and performer
  • How to express and explore emotion with puppets
  • How to collaborate in groups to create narratives and scenarios
  • How to make and move puppets

When is Lab Liftoff: Puppetry Storytelling

This is a three-day activity camp at the Imagination Lab between 29-31 May. The days are 9.30am – 4pm. Children are required to attend all three days of the camp.

Who is Lab Liftoff: Puppetry Storytelling for and how much does it cost?

This activity camp is suitable for children aged 9-12 years old and is £180 for the three days. Children do not need to be accompanied at the sessions, but must be dropped off and picked up by an adult or carer at the beginning and the end of each day. All participants must bring a packed lunch.

If you have further questions about the camp, please email: imaginationlab@ioi.london

Do you have questions about Lab Liftoff: Puppetry Storytelling? Contact The Institute of Imagination

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Imagination Lab
26 Lambeth High Street
SE1 7AG London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 at 09:30 - Thursday, 31 May 2018 at 16:00 (BST)


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