Puppet Animation Workshop for Theatre/Arts Practitioners and Teachers



Exploring the use of puppet animation as a means of expressing a non-lingual story for theatre

Branar Téatar do Pháistí presents a 1 day workshop exploring the techniques of hand-manipulated puppets. Puppetry and non-lingual puppet animation is a valuable resource in the arsenal of any arts practitioner or teacher. This is an opportunity for professionals to work with Marc Mac Lochlainn, a practitioner with significant experience in the creation and presentation of work for children through the medium of puppetry.

The format for the workshop is as follows:

– Basic technique
– Manipulation skills
– Making and presenting a non-lingual vignette.

10 wooden puppets specifically designed for the purpose of training will be provided but if you have a good puppet you work with, please feel free to bring it with you. Spaces are limited, with a maximum of 10 places available, early booking is advisable.

Workshop Leader: names & brief background information –
Marc Mac Lochlainn – Artistic Director of Branar Téatar do Pháistí. Branar have created work for children over the past 13 years. Branar have specialised in the use of hand held wooden puppets for a long time now and to great success. Branar have performed throughout Ireland and internationally, in Germany, Denmark, England, Scotland and Wales, including at festivals such as Baboró and Imaginate.

Fee – €60
Date – Tuesday 15th July 2014. 10am sharp to 5pm (lunch will be provided.)

Location – Branar, Unit 3 Ballybrit Industrial Estate, Old Monivea Road, Galway

How to Book & Enquiries – Please contact Closing date for bookings is Friday 4th July

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