StoryFest 2021: Workshop - Puppets and Narratives

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Workshop - Puppets and Narratives
by Bright Ong

Date: Sunday, 27th June 2021
Timings: 11am – 1pm (Session 1) & 3pm-5pm (Session 2)
Venue: Living Room, The Arts House
Ticket: $25
Type: Workshop

For adult participants ages 18 years old and above.

  • Artists
  • Educators
  • Parents & Caregivers
Puppets and Narratives

From giant floating spectres, to 360 views of digital palaces as part of live-action puppetry on film, to peephole puppetry, Bright Ong has worked with a delightful range of puppets. Not all puppets are the same, so how do different puppets shape your performance – whether you’re in a classroom, a blackbox or outdoors? Drawing from his experience, gain insights to different puppet types. Learn how best to include puppets in your storytelling.

We invite you to create a simple one-hander puppet out of recycled materials to take home and support your storytelling.

Materials will be provided.

  • Build awareness of different puppet styles
  • Explore a short introduction to puppetry
  • Discover different puppet types (e.g. shadow puppets, rod puppets, giant puppets etc.)
  • Understand how puppets can shape your story
At the end of the workshop, participants will:
  • Appreciate different styles and types of puppetry
  • Evaluate which puppets to use for different performances
  • Learn how to use recycled materials to make a simple puppet
  • Understand how to include puppets in your storytelling
About Bright Ong

Bright is a multidisciplinary performance-maker with an established and diverse practice in theatre and puppetry. He led an award-winning production for NinJago: The Realm of Shadows at Legoland Malaysia and collaborates with arts groups including Esplanade, Wild Rice and The Artground. He has been featured at international festivals. He loves to challenge existing genres of art and is excited to combine puppetry, video gaming and storytelling for the digital realm.

All patrons are required to purchase tickets for admission
Admission is subject to proof of tickets purchased
Latecomers advisory: All latecomers must wait for a suitable cue for seating
No Refunds, no exchange of tickets

TraceTogether check-in is required
There will be temperature screening before entry into The Art House
Patrons should be masked at all times
Audience groups are to be seated at least 1 metre apart
Patrons are not to move around the venue during programmes
A safe distance of 1 metre should also be observed between patrons and facilitators at all times
There will be no physical interaction between patrons and facilitators

Unauthorized video and audio recording is not permitted for this event.
Photography without flash and without disrupting the artists/performance is permitted within reason.

Presented by The Storytelling Centre Limited and The Arts House
With the support of the National Arts Council Singapore
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  • The event description was updated. Diff#998610 2021-05-05 14:17:08
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Sun Jun 27, 2021
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM SGT
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Session 1: 11am - 1pm ON HOLD $25.00
Session 2: 3pm - 5pm ON HOLD $25.00
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1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore Singapore
StoryFest: International Storytelling Festival Singapore

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