Application deadline extended to May 15th!
The Humber College Puppetry Intensive is an exciting, rigorous, hands-on, 12 day training program in the art of puppet theatre, taught by some of the best professional puppet artists in North America.
Participants will survey the many modes of puppetry through the study of breath, impulse, movement and voice as they relate to object animation and puppet manipulation. The principals and techniques of puppet design, construction, mechanisms of movement, and performance creation will be explored in a puppet lab setting. All classes will take place in the recently renovated, state-of-the-art facilities of Humber College’s Arts and Media Studios.
Working from a performance creation platform, participants will learn how to work with a diverse ensemble in creating original material. The result of this practice will culminate in short “works-in-progress” to be presented in front of an invited audience in our Black Box Theatre at the end of the intensive.
Days will start at 8:30 am with a warm-up and go until 6 pm each day. Evening workshops will be scheduled for the first week and are optional (though they are included in the tuition). During the second week, evenings will be open for participants to use as they please for puppet building and project development. Breaks will be scheduled throughout the day for lunch and dinner. Fieldtrips may also be scheduled to take advantage of the unique opportunities Toronto affords the puppet artist.
It is the mandate of this intensive to stimulate creative inspiration and create a vibrant community of like-minded artists that shall venture forth into a realm of endless artistic potential.
Who Should Attend
If you are passionate about the art of puppetry and wish to develop and sharpen your intuitive sense of the dynamic relationship between body and object, grow in leaps and bounds in the creation practices of this expressive art form, and work with some of the top professional puppet artists in North America, the Humber Puppetry Intensive is for you. The Intensive is open to artists and teachers who have previous experience in one or more of the following: theatre performance, theatre production, visual arts, dance, design, and writing. It is also open to anyone who is keenly interested and prepared to invest themselves to their wits end! Participants will be selected based on related experience and interest. Enrollment is limited to ensure small classes, so please book early.
The intensive will run from Monday, June 3rd to Saturday, June 15th, 2013. We will have one day off on Sunday, June 9th (you will be more than welcome to continue working in our studios during that time).
The tuition for the intensive is $1300 (if registered by April 1 2013) or $1450. Tuition includes materials, additional workshops and fieldtrips.
Limited accommodation is available at our Campus Residence, so if you need accommodations please book early.
See http://humber.ca/conference/lakeshore-about for further information.