We are currently accepting applications for the following workshops:

Blind Summit's expertise is in three person puppetry, but we're not allowed to get together and do that right now. 

So what can we do? 

This 3 hour workshop will focus on things you can do at the moment to improve your puppetry skills, and make some puppetry while you are locked down or working in small support bubbles.

  • Puppetry exercises you can do on your own, or with one or two other people, to improve your puppetry technique.

  • Ideas for making puppetry work on your own.

  • Puppetry inspiration to read and watch.

  • Plus a short surgery on questions that you have about your own puppets or puppetry sequence you are working on.

 

 

This workshop is 1 session for 3 hours 

 

Comprising: 

General puppet principles. 

Puppet Surgery: an opportunity to share your puppets, puppet problems for one on one advice session

Experiments and Discussion Session: On puppetry and performing potential on Zoom, how can we best use it to make live performance?

 

You are encouraged to:

Bring puppets, ideas, objects, and questions to share at the workshop. 

Who’s it for:

Anyone with questions about their puppets or puppetry. Anyone who wants to learn some puppetry technique to practise alone. Anyone with a desire to investigate puppetry on zoom.

What previous experience you need to have had: 

A professional performance or design qualification or equivalent work experience. If you don’t have this please write us a letter as to why you’d like to take part, of course we will consider you!

PLACES ARE LIMITED TWELVE PARTICIPANTS

Dates and Times:

Sunday 10th January 2020 2pm-5pm

Price:

£45 full price and £40 concessions

 

To secure your place on the course:

E-mail your name. A sentence on your experience. And a short statement as to why you’d like to take part, to our administrator Fiona on info@blindsummit.com.

 

Fiona will e-mail you once we receive your application. 

Payment will be by BACS transfer.

To download this information CLICK PDF:

In association with 

January 10, 2021 - ONLINE 

How To Do Puppetry Home Alone - A 3 hour puppetry workshop on zoom

Now fully-booked. E-mail for waiting list.

January 18th-22nd - ONLINE

What's So Special About Zoom? An investigation into the possibilities of puppetry on live internet platforms.

Now fully-booked. E-mail for waiting list.

Artistic Director of Blind Summit Mark Down will lead the ensemble to investigate the following questions:

What sorts of puppets will work best? 

Can we puppet the frame?

What is the role of the puppeteer?

What does doing a three dimensional art form in a two dimensions mean?

Can we mess with the background?

How can we go beyond the frame. 

 

This is an opportunity to be part of a research and development group investigating the puppetry possibilities of Zoom as a live performance medium.

Led by Artistic Director of Blind Summit, Mark Down. Blind Summit have been subverting expectations of what puppetry can be for over 20 years and they’re not stopping now.

 

Mark says: I have no idea what we will discover. We will certainly get stuck along the way. Everyone will make something to present every day. We will all learn something. How puppetry can make zoom-performance better in the future.. 

 

5 x 2.5 hour sessions. Monday-Friday inclusive.

Each session will comprise:

Half an hour of teaching a simple puppet principle each day.

Followed by 2 hours of R+D: Sharing ideas, making things, trying things out on each other, working together and working alone. 

 

Who it’s for: 

Anyone that wants to commit to x5 days of puppetry investigation and is a professional working in theatre arts: Designer, puppet maker, puppeteers, performers, dancers, directors.

 

What previous experience they need to have had: 

A professional performance or design qualification or equivalent work experience. If you don’t have this please write us a letter as to why you’d like to take part, of course we will consider you!

 

PLACES ARE LIMITED TWELVE PARTICIPANTS

Dates and Times: 

18th-22nd January 3.30pm-6pm (Monday- Friday inc.)

 

Price: 

This workshop is supported by BLIND SUMMIT. 

 

We do ask for a £250.00 deposit which will be returned to you when you attend everyday. If you miss a session, then we will deduct money from your deposit pro-rata.

 

TO SECURE YOUR PLACE ON THE COURSE:

E-mail your name. A sentence on your experience. And a short statement as to why you’d like to take part, to our administrator Fiona on info@blindsummit.com.

 

Fiona will e-mail you once we receive your application. Payment of deposit will be by BACS transfer.

To download this information CLICK PDF

in association with

May 17 - 22, 2021 - IN TOULOUSE

Extreme Puppetry Workshop - A one week puppetry masterclass

with MARIONETTISSIMO FESTIVAL

A week long course in extreme puppetry.
Details are here

The course will be taught in English with live French translation.

Who it’s for: 

Puppeteers, Non-puppeteers, Actors, Dancers, Artists, Fools and others

 

Dates and Times: 

17-21 May 2021

 

Price: 

This workshop is organised by Marionettissimo Festival

Please contact Enora Gallais 

e-mail: actionsculturelles@marionnettissimo.com

 

 

Blind Summit Studio

Unit 10, Grenville Workshops

2a Grenville Road

London N19 4EH

020 7272 9020

info@blindsummit.com

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