Presented by the Old Trout Puppet Workshop

Program dates: Jan. 3 – 17, 2014
Application deadline: Nov. 4, 2013
Faculty: Peter BalkwillJuanita Dawn

Join our two-week residential exploration into the creative art of puppet theatre!

In this workshop, you'll explore exercises that identify the physical awareness and synchronicity of an ensemble. You'll design and build individual puppets, engage in small ensembles, and collectively create short experimental projects for public presentation.

The residential nature of this intensive allows for an artist colony focused on stimulating inspiration. The work is vigorous and requires a level of investment that grows as the workshop progresses. When artists push themselves to the wall and climb over, they discover something unexpected, and this is what they take home.

The Banff Puppet Theatre Intensive will address:

  • elements of design/build (both set and puppet)
  • scripting the silent narrative
  • collaborative directing
  • manipulation of puppets