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Introduction to Object Puppetry Workshop



Le Théâtre de la Pire Espèce
Antonia Leney-Granger & Olivier Ducas

From the masterful puppetry artists bringing us Brief History of Time and Zen Tales, learn the foundations of object puppetry and give it a try for yourself! No prior experience required.

Object theater offers unheard-of dramatic and poetic possibilities. The workshop proposes a short exploration of its peculiar dramaturgy based on the relationship between the actor-storyteller and the manipulated object. Through simple exercises, we will discover the power of the object on stage, the basic principles of its manipulation, and the different roles of the performer: manipulator, actor, storyteller.

The Théâtre de la Pire Espèce is a pioneer of object theatre in Quebec, Canada, and has been touring internationally since 1999. Its theatre combines raw materials with unbridled imagination and surgical precision. It explores and plays with stage conventions and the rules of dramatic narration and seeks to establish close complicity with the audience. The company regularly offers workshops and other intensive courses in Quebec and abroad.


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