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 joanne@branar.ie. Closing date for bookings is Friday 4th July 



Why not check out the exciting range of Summer Courses we have on offer at The Gaiety School of Acting over the summer! Adults can choose from Summer DramaActing for Camera , Career Preparation and a host of weekend workshops such as Voice,AccentTV Presentation and the brand new Screenwriting Hothouse.Our younger actors can look forward to Summer Drama CampsMake a MovieMusical Theatre Camps – and for teenagers we have our ever popular Triple ThreatActing for Camera & YG Casting Call or Masterclass.

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