Come along to Cotton Tree Park and see String Symphony (Spare Parts Puppet Theatre), a large-scale, interactive performance installation that uses puppetry to explore connection, community and collaboration. Hand-woven using more than one kilometre of rope, the giant illuminated puppet is waiting to be brought to life.
This mesmerising performance invites audience members to become puppeteers. As the participants manipulate the giant interactive puppet, onlookers marvel at the beauty of this magnificent creation. More info
This intensive 1 day workshop is a rare chance to explore the art of performing with theatre masks.
Run by internationally renowned Italian mask maker, performer and teacher Matteo Destro, this workshop is for actors, scenographers, directors, writers, choreographers and dancers looking to expand their understanding of movement.
Participants will leave the workshop with a foundation in
movement analysis as well as skills in playing neutral mask
and a range of masks wih expressions.
Matteo Destro studied with Jacques Lecoq at the L’École Internationale de Théâtre in Paris and later under the guidance of Donato Sartori. The research and creation of masks and mask theatre would eventually become the heart of his practice. Matteo taught at the Helikos International School of Theatre Creation, directed by Giovanni Fusetti,in Florence, Italy, and has given Master Classes at the University of Iowa, New York University and Victorian College of the Arts. In 2016 he founded ATELIER Mask Movement Theatre, an international school/laboratory for research and theater creation, in San Miniato, Italy.
FREE Wayang Kulit Puppetry Workshop/Performance at National Gallery of Australia! (ACT)
The National Gallery of Australia is organising a workshop and performance of Wayang Kulit Puppetry in July. They are hoping there will be some interest from local and interstate artists! Given they have a really big Indonesian Contemporary Worlds exhibition coming up early next year, which will also feature shadow puppet works, with an associated artist in residence program (they believe), we hope this may build into something bigger for the puppetry community here next year.
National Gallery of Australia
Indonesian shadow puppet workshop (ages 18+)
A unique opportunity to learn from Javanese master puppeteer, Dr Joko Susilo, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia. Dr Susilo is bilingual Indonesian and English. Free, registration only, places limited
Performances by the artist with Gamalan Orchestra will also be presented the weekend prior as follows:
National Gallery of Australia
Wayang Kulit : shadow puppet drama of Java, Indonesia
A live performance of Wayang Kulit with Dr. Joko Susilo (dhalang – puppet master) and Ngesti Budoyo Gamelan Ensemble directed by Soegito Hardjodikoro. Presented with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia. Free, registration required Sunday 29 July 12.30 – 2.00pm and repeated 3.00 – 4.30pm
WHAT’S ON IN JULY 2018 Sunday 15 July at 11am – “A Dog’s Life” by Murphy’s Puppets
Sunday 22 & 29 July at 11am – “A Package for Granny” by the Sydney Puppet Theatre.
Where: Sutton Forest Hall, 7414 Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest
No bookings necessary. Cash or card (VISA or Mastercard) at the door.
Adults $15/Kids $11/Groups of 4 or more $10.50 each
Contact Sue 0438 218 217
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Special Guest Artists: Davy and Kristin McGuire, United Kingdom
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is offering a limited number of places for a unique two-week, training intensive with acclaimed augmented reality artists Davy and Kristin McGuire.
This is a rare opportunity to learn from extraordinary artists, whose work spans puppetry, moving image, theatre and installation.
Participants will explore the techniques used in the Helpmann Award winning theatre show The Paper Architect (Best Visual Theatre production, 2015), building small scale theatre sets from paper dioramas and found objects, devising scenes and learning the techniques to map projection onto the dioramas.
Short scenes in which workshop participants interact with projected characters will be created with opportunities to refine and develop over the fortnight, leading to a showing of short works at the conclusion of the workshop.
Professional puppetry, theatre, visual, interdisciplinary and screen artists will find much to explore over two weeks.
Adam Bennett is a puppeteer who has a career spanning 30 years. He has performed in Australia, Europe, Canada, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. He co-founded DNA Puppetry and Visual Theatre with Rachel Riggs in London in 1994 and has worked as a devising puppeteer for many companies as well as being Artistic Director of Little Angel Theatre in 2014.
Adam is keen on seeking out professional and emerging puppeteers and visual theatre performers to engage in training and experiments in devising, performing and staging visual theatre with puppets, materials, props and the performing body.
Secure a place at https://www.trybooking.com/USEM
Island Puppetry Workshop is a wonderful two-day intensive puppetry performance workshop run by Larrikin Puppets on Bribie Island in Queensland.
Weekend Intensive Workshop: Day 1: Puppetry for Stage, Saturday 3 November, 2018, 10am-4pm AEST (6 hours). Day 2: Monitor Puppetry for Film & TV, Sunday 4 November, 2018, 10am-3pm AEST (5 hours).
Total 11 hours.
With 30 minute lunch break each day.
15 minute afternoon tea break each day.
Lunch is provided both days.