Manipulating puppets requires an understanding not only of how the puppet moves, but how you the performer move in service to that puppet. I train performers kinesthetic awareness of their own bodies in space and in relation to the puppets and objects outside of them. Find your vertical core, drop your weight and be ready to move in this movement workshop for puppeteers. Working with simple objects we will discover what basic elements can help you transform anything into a puppet.
You'll learn about rhythm, dynamics and breath. You'll learn to use your limbs in partnership with one another as opposed to as one block. You'll partner with yourself, your fellow puppeteers, and the very architecture that surrounds you. This class will make you a more powerful and centered performer onstage, able to direct audience focus to either your puppet or yourself.
This class is for puppeteers or dancers, actors, performers who would like to add puppetry to their skill set. Students must be over 18. Limited to 12 students.
Please dress in clothes similar to what you'd wear in a yoga class.
About the Teacher
Moving Objects: at the Immersion Seminar
taught by Kate Brehm
SATURDAY June 27th, 11am-3pm, 2015
$40 or cheaper with the full seminar pass
at the imnotlost STUDIOLAB
130 Palmetto st in Bushwick, Brooklyn
J train to Gates
To reserve your spot go to Eventbrite http://theimmersionseminar.eventbrite.com.
Kate Brehm has been a working puppeteer since 1998. In 2003 her company, imnotlost, began producing devised puppetry and immersive events for adults in NYC. Awards include: HERE Artist Residency 2004, One Arm Red residencies 2006, 09, Chashama Performance Residency 2009, NYSCA and Puffin Awards. Festivals: Bangkok Hoontown Puppetry Festival, the London Performance Studies International Conference, the Puppet Rampage Festival, and The Puppetry and Postdramatic Performance Conference. Kate started performing and devising with Basil Twist in 2005 and has since toured the United States, Europe, and Japan with his award-winning puppetry. Kate has twelve years of training in the Margolis Method of Physical Acting and recently completed Clown Conservatory at Circus Center in San Francisco. Kate teaches Moving Objectsand Performing Design, practical and theoretical classes in performative visual thinking. www.katebrehm.com