Come join Conor Fox from Curious Legends to learn about the art of shadow puppetry. Using a mix of techniques, Conor will guide participants through making their own creations, then explore animation techniques for each puppet. Mechanism construction and use will be covered, as well as which materials & lights make the best shadows.

The masterclass will be held over one day, with making happening in the first part, and group devising/performance happening in the evening. The masterclass will culminate with a series of devised performances participants create at our studio. While all participants are welcome, this masterclass is aimed at people who have previous puppet making experience. All materials are included in the workshop, and participants keep the puppets they have created.

Conor Fox is an adept maker and puppeteer. A core member of Curious Legends, he has over 30 theatre & making credits to his name. In addition to numerous projects with Curious Legends (Riverlights, Coffin Lane, Hidden Port), Conor was the principal director of puppetry with Timothy Parish’s project The Book of Shadows from Verb Studios. GO HERE to the web page for The Book of Shadows for more examples of Conor’s work.

mermaid1
cow2
wolf1
crab1
crab2
crab1-bigs
cow1
knight1
rat-head3
rat-head1
rat3-bigs
rat2-bigs
rat1-bigs
rat1
fish1-bare

Details

Cost: $150
Venue: Curious Legends Studios
(we’re at 50 Clyde Street, Hamilton North)
Date: Saturday, February 2nd, 2018
Time: 12pm to 9pm
(Initial making followed by devised work & performances)
Ages: 15+
Bookings: Email curious@curiouslegends.com.au