Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


This workshop explores the creation and performance modalities connected to the work of the Old Trout Puppet Workshop.

Also explores the abstract approaches to the art of puppet and mask-orientated performance through collaborative consensus-based ensemble practice.

Participants will build, create, and collectively explore new facets of their work with the focus on discovery, rather than definite results. Participants will also work through exercises based in physical theatre theory and mask work, among others. These exercises will support the foundation of original theatrical puppet performances.

Participants will create individual puppets, engage in small ensembles, and collaboratively create short experimental projects for public presentation. Please see the itinerary section below for more information on the intensive’s themes and activities.

Application Deadline: October 30, 2019
Dates: January 02 – January 16, 2020
Place: Banff, Alberta, Canadá
Banff Centre application fee: $35

A non-refundable deposit of $100 towards the workshop fee will be charged upon registration. Full payment of fees is due December 2, 2019. Banff Centre reserves the right to cancel your place if full payment has not been received by this date.

More information and registration