Professional Creative Development
Training in puppetry and visual theatre styles to
teachers, artists and students -
Read an article from the 2006 National Student
Drama Festival magazine
DNA specialist training sessions have taken place
at The V & A museum, Puppet Centre and BAC, London, Homerton
College, Cambridge, Traverse Theatre Edinburgh and Horse and Bamboo
Theatre, Rossendale amongst many others. Often in demand, DNA also
offer specialist training within their Imaginary
Leaps program for early years.
Traditional Techniques into Contemporary Practice
A workshop that shows contemporary performer a world of performing
objects and figures.
''an inspirational and talented
- Introducing puppetry styles, use and history - gloves, rod,
marionettes and shadow puppets.
- An exploration of materials, object and shadow play.
- Manipulation exercises in focus , movement and voice/sound.
- Use of found objects and materials for set and props, design
- Devising original material, improvisation and storyboarding
The Animated Other
The role of the performer/puppeteer and their character in theatre
''an extremely good facilitator
and workshop leader...sharing experiences
and works with us to all our individual levels''
- From the beginning, we are all born with the ability to play
and to create the everyday into the extraordinary.
- Working on many levels, being directors, makers, designers,
as well as puppeteers, participants experience a multi skilled
approach to create a vocabulary of contemporary techniques.
The Animated Space
Everyday objects and materials can create extraordinary worlds,
puppets and props for performance
"Brilliant! Warm, inspiring
work was well pitched for the participants.
Good balance of introductory skills, sharing, creative stimulus,
play and focussed work leading to presentation."
- Starting with devising ideas from traditional folktales
- Creating original work using shadow projection and performance
techniques, participants make and play.