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September 6, 2008 Saturday

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Puppet Workshop
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Price:  $10 for one/$25 for whole series


Ninja Puppet Productions and Mint Gallery present a series of workshop on the art of puppetry.

Saturday September 6th 10am-1pm
Saturday September 13th 10am-1pm
Saturday September 20th 10am-1pm

These workshops are designed to give the participates an academic and hands on overview of both the performance and building aspects of the puppet. We will be covering on several different styles of puppetry that are the basic backbone of all forms. These workshops will be broken up into a 3 session set that will take a hands on approach to some of the endless avenues that puppetry can take. Each participate will have the opportunity to create and design their own puppet in class that will evolved throughout the sessions.

Some of the topics that the workshops will cover will include:

Writing for Puppetry (visual vs verbal)
Basic building (what a puppet needs to move)
Basic Performance skills (Capturing the illusion of life)
Puppetry for Video (exploring the option of digital media)
Life of a Puppeteer (practical options for a professional puppeteer)
Putting a show together (bringing it all together and performance options in Atlanta)

Ninja Puppet Productions has been on the cutting edge of adult oriented performance art puppetry for over 7 years now. Each workshop will be hosted by Raymond Carr, Artistic Director of Ninja Puppet Productions. Raymond has been a puppeteer for over 15 years and has traveled all over the country and to Europe performing at teaching workshops. Some of Raymond's credits include: Puppeteer for Nick Jr's Lazytown, first American Puppeteer voodoo operator for BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs The Live Experience, 6 time writer director for the Center for Puppetry art's Xperimental Puppetry Theater, Writer/Director for The Center for Puppetry Art's Family Series show A Sunday Morning Puppet Show, puppeteer for Dad's Garage Puppet Slam, and Late Night Creepy Horror Theater, and Workshop leader and performer for One Way Street Inc of Denver CO.

Those who participate in the workshops will then be given the opportunity to perform their pieces at the The Ninja Puppet Extravaganza November 3-5 at Eyedrum.

For more information about the workshops or to preregister please contact us at puppetninja@gmail.com. Space is limited so sign up today!

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