Through simple, led improvisations this workshop will cover the manipulation of materials, objects and 2 person articulated 'Bunraku' style puppets. It will explore objects as props and as characters and also ways of performing ie relationship between the performer, puppet and action. There will also be an exploration of a short text and a visual response to it.
Liz Walker was co-founder of Faulty Optic
(1988-2010) which was world renowned for its visually striking shows, use of live-projected video and cronky mechanical sets. In 2011 she founded Invisible Thread.
Shows include Fish, Clay Perspex, Plucked
and Les Hommes Vides - 'the quirky little gem of this year’s mime festival'
(The Stage, 2013)
Liz Walker has delivered workshops for Manipulate Festival, Suspense and Curious School of Puppetry. Her most recent artistic work includes making puppets and props for Brecht's Life of Galileo
, Young Vic, London, Weather Forecast
, a sand and cut-out animation film for Leeds Light Night. She is currently working on a small scale 'toy theatre' type performance Catmother
This class is for the enthusiastic student of visual theatre, professional or amateur, who has a keen interest in puppetry. As this is an active workshop students should wear loose fitting clothes and sensible shoes.
Presented in association with Little Angel Theatre