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Spotlight Open House: Intro to Puppetry with Josie Daxter

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Old Diorama Arts Centre

201 Drummond Street

London

NW1 3FE

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Please note: Members are limited to two events per person, and one ticket to each event during Open House. This is to ensure as many members as possible get the chance to experience the events on offer.

Age Range: 18+
Clothing Req: Clothes to move in
Prep Req: N/A

About the session;

An introduction to bringing a puppet to life as an ensemble of puppeteers, inspired by the style of bunraku puppetry. Explore how to play intentions, emotions and character with the puppet through shared improvisation and specificity of breath and physical gesture.

About Josie Daxter;

Josie Daxter trained at Ecole Philippe Gaulier, Ecole Jacques Lecoq and East 15. She is the revival director of Simon McBurney's The Magic Flute and A Dog's Heart and Assistant Director of A Rake's Progress. As an actor, Josie performed in Complicités The Master and Margarita and A Dog’s Heart. Other acting credits include: Laika (Unicorn Theatre), The Trial of Ubu (Kate Mitchell), Mission Drift (The Team), A Woman Killed with Kindness (Katie Mitchell, National Theatre), Frankenstein (Danny Boyle), My Mother Said I Never Should (Dukes), 1984, Low Life and An Odde Angel (Blind Summit Theatre), His Dark Materials (Birmingham Rep/West Yorkshire Playhouse), Antigone at Hell’s Mouth (Kneehigh/Soho Theatre).

Josie regularly teaches for Complicité, Blind Summit Theatre, National Youth Theatre, Old Vic Theatre and Ambassadors Theatre Group.

If you have any accessibility requirements please do let us know. (Please note - unfortunately Spotlight Rooms and Studios are not wheelchair accessible. We will be holding workshops on Wednesday at a fully accessible venue. Please email marketing@spotlight.com if you wish to attend one of these.)

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201 Drummond Street

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NW1 3FE

United Kingdom

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