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We held a series of highly successful and fun Puppet Workshops in The Gym in 2015, in collaboration with the wonderful team from Whole House Reuse and Rekindle. The puppets were created and brought to life out of the salvaged materials of a red-zoned home in New Brighton and the results were amazing! The puppets featured as part of the Whole House Reuse Exhibition in Canterbury Museum (June - August 2015). As part of the exhibition, Free Theatre hosted an additional Puppet Workshop in The Gym (Saturday 18 July) and gave a live Performance Demonstration in the Museum (Sunday 2 August).
Here's a clip about Whole House Reuse and the Exhibition:
I still remember the puppets from the whole house project, they were all so inventive and inspiring. To me it was such a celebration of making something joyful out of sadness and loss and using theatre to enable kids to move through that awful time. That was such a great project for Chch. Thank you.
Throughout the first two school terms of 2016, Free Theatre ensemble members ran puppet workshops for Christchurch primary school students. These workshops took place both in The Gym and at local schools. Thanks to the generous support of The Trusts Community Fund, a number of these workshops were provided at no cost to the schools or students.
Primary Schools Puppet Workshops
Puppets in the Museum
Secondary Schools Workshops
Students from Waimate High School joined us in The Gym for a workshop that combined Laban's concepts of physical movement with Mauricio Kagel's ideas of Instrumental Theatre. The students devised incredibly imaginative performances and have given us lots of ideas for the next phase of The Mauricio Kagel Project!