SHOW AND WORKSHOPS

LITTLE WING PUPPETS

LIVE SHOW - A LITTLE BIT OF BLUE

Wed April 4th at 10am

Performed by renowned Australian puppeteer Jenny Ellis, A Little Bit of Blue is an interactive environmental detective story told with puppetry. As well as helping to unravel a mystery, audiences learn about the extraordinary habits of the Australian Satin Bowerbird, and why they are so fascinated by the colour blue.

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“A great puppet show and a fantastic mix of entertainment and education.”   ~ David Perkins,   Senior Programs Officer, Melbourne Museum

WORKSHOPS

YOUTH WORKSHOP FOR TEENAGERS - BUNRAKU PUPPETRY

TUESDAY 3rd  APRIL 2-4pm $10    strictly limited to 10 places

Bunraku is a traditional Japanese form of theatre that involves three puppeteers working closely together to operate one puppet. Contemporary theatre has borrowed this technique, with recent examples including Warhorse and The Lion King. In this introductory workshop to Bunraku-style puppetry, we explore the basic principles of bringing a puppet to life, as a team.

 

SHADOW PUPPETRY WORKSHOP for 6-12 year olds

WEDNESDAY 4th APRIL 12.30- 2pm $10      strictly limited to 20 places

Shadow Puppetry Workshop

Watch as your drawings leap to life, off the page and onto the stage! Participants are guided through the process of designing, creating and performing with their shadow puppets in our own portable puppet theatre.

ABOUT JENNY ELLIS

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Little Wing Puppets specializes in puppetry performances and workshops for children. Jenny Ellis, the Artistic Director, has been a puppet-maker for over fourteen years. She has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Puppetry from the Victorian College of the Arts, where she received the Student Union Award for Best Theatrical Design. She has also studied Puppetry for Film and Television, traditional wooden marionettes in Prague and shadow theatre in Germany. Throughout 2011, she studied with Shadow Puppet Master Richard Bradshaw as part of the national Jump Mentoring program. In 2012 she was awarded a major fellowship with the Mike Walsh Foundation to research contemporary puppetry in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Germany.

For more information visit www.jennyellis.com.au