Today has seen the Official Launch of the Nottingham Puppet Festival. At last we can go public with this after two years of planning. This is a collaboration between Theatre Royal Concert Hall (Nottingham) City Arts Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University (Theatre Design Department). I have been acting as an advocate for independent artists within these organisations and will be facilitating a group to make and activate a pack of puppet dogs. Here are some images of the launch today at the Concert Hall.
Just a few of the puppets that were seen today, including our new ‘Maid Marion’ on her horse, who has been made especially for the festival as our mascot by Alison Duddle.
The Main Festival will take place fromThursday 22nd March till Sunday 25th March
Check out nottinghampuppetfestival.co.uk for information on events and opportunities.
Masks having a day out in the country with BigBigTrain,
filming for their new video.
As part of “OutMask’, Prosopon are exploring and rehearing for a Commedia Dell ‘Arte inspired ‘Cabaret’ style show. Mentored by Didi Hopkins we have now taken our experience and skills into the devising of ‘Lady WerthaChat’s Quadrille’ or ‘For every Master, a Servant’.
To be premiered at City Arts, Nottingham, friday 18th March 2012. In the spirit of Commedia this will be a rough-hewn entertainment, full of topical and local jokes.
Theatre of the people and for the people.
On Sunday, 13th March, some of the OutBurst Group produced a Mask Talent Show at NGY
with music and Dance
Our penultimate session, the final week of play and A Celebration of Our Light Night.
Next week we shall plan an exhibition of our project for an Open Day at the NGY, probably on sunday 28th February AND talk about the if and how we might take the work on further to be a street act as a part of ‘Nottingham Pride 2016’.
High Caliber Mask Work
Just a few moments from the improvisations today.
Embodiment. Being and Doing.
Day One: What a wonderful day, great group of performers, lovely space and sunshine all day. Inspiring or what? Playful, proper learning, embodied, relevant and alive.
Ten performers bringing a wealth of experience into the room along with open hearts and joyful enthusiasm. They are led gently though an alchemical process of an oral/ bodily tradition allied with imagination, improvisation and inspiration.
What a delight and joy to be part of this.