Puzzle Theatre – Workshop
This in-person event will take place on Saturday November 25, 2023 at 10:00 – NOON MST at cSPACE Marda Loop (1721 29 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB T2T 6T7) in the 4th Floor RGO Treehouse.
In this hands-on workshop, professional puppeteers Pavla Mano and Csaba Raduly will share their expertise. They will provide tools to the participants on how to use their creativity with whatever they have to hand. They’ll cover some basic or more advanced techniques of manipulation and fun exercises in creating characters from different materials. There will be great story sharing, good conversation and lots of take-away inspiration.
Great for puppeteers, movement artists, drama teachers and anyone excited about puppet animation or creativity in general!
“Puzzle Theatre has a unique style by combining various types in the traditional and the contemporary: drama theatre, object and puppet theatre. The company distinguishes itself by the coloured amalgam of styles and the great diversity of means of expression that it proposes. Leaving the audience the freedom to interpret the unmentioned, to freely associate ideas and allowing them to feel what is not explicitly told.”
Location: RGO Treehouse Classroom. cSPACE Marda Loop top floor (beautiful mountain views). Elevators go to the top floor. cSPACE is an accessible space, enter from parking lot on the north side of the building. Free street parking, cycling infrastructure like bike racks and showers, convenient access to public transit, Bus routes 6, 7, 107, 13.
Accessibility: We are committed to the purposeful inclusion of all people. We strive to reduce barriers and we value everyone’s participation in our programs. If you identify a challenge to you, or others attending, please contact us – we recognize our limitations as a small organization.
Limited space so don’t delay booking your ticket. Intended for ages 18 +.
This event is part of the 2023 Festival of Ideas – an annual conference, produced by W.P. Puppet Theatre Society. It explores the theory and practice of how puppet power promotes and impacts positive social change. In 2023 we ask, how can puppets, ‘metaphors of matter’, help us address our material world?