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What a Puppet Can Do – applied puppetry in theory and practice

Last updated: 20-02-2024

A series of webinars by the Education, Development and Therapy Commission

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.

The webinars will be held once every two months on Zoom in English, Spanish or French (the official UNIMA languages), starting on February 26th. 

Duration: 40 to 45 minutes plus 20 to 40 minutes for Q&A and sharing experiences with participants.

Maximum duration: 90 minutes.


UPCOMING ZOOM WEBINARS:


Webinar No. 1

Livija Kroflin : The Language of Puppets
Date: Monday 26th February 2024
Time: 15:00 CET
Language: English

To register:
⇒ ZOOM REGISTRATION

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
Time:

  • 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.

To register:  > 14h – EN: ZOOM REGISTRATION > 15h30 – FR: ZOOM REGISTRATION > 17h – ES: ZOOM REGISTRATION 

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.