7 June 2015

A Puppet's Essence in the Czech Republic

There's a very exciting summer masterclass woodcarving workshop, A Puppet's Essence, announced from 27 July to 2 August 2015 in the beautiful Czech countryside, near Prague. Over the period of seven days, the participants will complete a table top puppet, from your their own design through to its final form. A maximum 12 participants guarantees a personal approach from both of the tutors — internationally recognised puppet designer Mischa Bartonova and professional carver Jiri Helcel. They will provide the necessary guidance to assist participants with their concept using theory of archetypes, provide tips on hand-carving and most importantly ensure a great time along the way!

Michaela Bartonov√° is as well director of Tineola Puppet Theatre. Since 1999 she has launched 8 puppet plays for Tineola and has been cooperating with numerous European puppet theatres. Michaela teaches puppet design focusing on the aesthetic properties of puppets.  She has initiated, arranged and lectured in 'Communication through Puppets' and 'Puppet and Imagination'.

There is tons more information and beautiful photos of their work, on their website here and also more info on Misca's magical puppetry work here!

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