A series of webinars by the Education, Development and Therapy Commission
News for 2024: A series of webinars on Zoom “What a Puppet Can Do – applied puppetry in theory and practice”, starts on February 26th.
Organised by the UNIMA Education, Development and Therapy Commission, the series will feature online lectures, workshops, exchange of ideas, and examples of good practice in all three fields: education, development and therapy.
A number of themes are already being considered: the benefits of using puppets in education, specific means of expression in puppetry, the development of a scientific/theoretical basis for therapeutic puppetry, social and emotional learning with puppets, puppet play as a tool for self-expression, the possible role of puppets in education, the puppet approach to ethics, etc.
The webinars will be held once every two months, in English, Spanish or French (the official UNIMA languages). Duration: 40 to 45 minutes plus 20 to 40 minutes for Q&A and sharing experiences with participants. Maximum duration: 90 minutes.
Webinar No. 1
Livija Kroflin : The Language of Puppets
Date: Monday 26th February 2024
Time: 15:00 CET
This webinar seeks to acquaint the audience with the specific features of puppet work in education, development and therapy, explaining the basic concepts and constitutive elements of puppet performance in these fields. Puppetry is a powerful medium of expression and it is important to know how to use puppets to their full potential. As soon as they appear on the stage, puppets give us a great deal of information. In “live” (drama) theatre, actors would have to use other methods to show as much. Puppets speak by their very appearance (their shape, colour, size, proportions), the puppet animation technique applied, and the materials used to make them. The relationship between human manipulators and puppets is also important. Together, all of these make up a puppet’s means of expression.
Webinar No. 2
Cariad Astles : Puppetry Healing Stories in Hospital Care
Date: Monday 29th April 2024
- 14:00 CET in English
- 15:30 CET in French
- 17:00 CET in Spanish
Language: English, French and Spanish
Note: Ms. Cariad Astles speaks English, French and Spanish. At the appointed time, she will host the webinar in different languages. Please ensure you register and join at the scheduled time to listen in your preferred language.
This webinar will showcase examples of contemporary practices by puppeteers using puppets in hospital settings. It will address the various contexts in which puppets can be used for both adults and children in hospitals, and will also examine some of the principles and ideas underlying these practices.
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